Host your own illegal fundraiser!
October 29, 2008 7:23 AM   Subscribe

British students, ambassadors, even singers are all at it. Don't you want to host a political fundraiser too?
posted by kothar (15 comments total)
Amazing, the Labour Party is fielding third-year politics students these days? But apparently it's true.
posted by Phanx at 7:36 AM on October 29, 2008

I don't see how the US Federal Election Campaign could prosecute her. Maybe they could send helicopters.
posted by Phanx at 7:41 AM on October 29, 2008

A group of links to crap sources about non stories. Is ACORN paying us by the post now?
posted by srboisvert at 7:50 AM on October 29, 2008

posted by DU at 7:52 AM on October 29, 2008

What this guy said.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:54 AM on October 29, 2008

It's amazing how potent an example of a legal grey area this is. I mean, of course I understand why it would be illegal if I (a British citizen) donate directly to a US political campaign. And by extension, I can see how it's equally wrong if I give $2300 to, say, cortex, and ask him to donate that amount to a US campaign.

But what if I send cortex $2300 and tell him to spend it on donuts, but he gives it to Daniel DeNardo instead? Is anyone breaking the law then? If so, who and what law and in what jurisdiction?

And indeed, how can I possibly be prosecuted? I wonder if there are any precedents in which that actually happened.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:58 AM on October 29, 2008

Em, let's assume that cortex is Alaskan for the above thought experiment.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:59 AM on October 29, 2008

Let's be clear: there's no way I wouldn't be spending it on donuts. If you want to contrive a plausible scenario here, make the donuts run for office.
posted by cortex at 8:00 AM on October 29, 2008

That's a campaign I could get behind.
posted by Phanx at 8:20 AM on October 29, 2008

Saving the middle class, one rainbow jimmie at a time.

I'm available for campaign consulting.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:34 AM on October 29, 2008

Hmm - Duncan Donuts or Chris P Kreme?
posted by Phanx at 8:45 AM on October 29, 2008

Josh, I'll try to find you some and I'll bring 'em to ya.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:00 AM on October 29, 2008

IIRC, cortex would spent $2300 on just ONE donut.
posted by i_cola at 11:01 AM on October 29, 2008

I'm happy to pass cash to Cortex from others. For donuts, political donations, drugs or whatever...
posted by pompomtom at 8:55 PM on October 30, 2008

Hmm - Duncan Donuts or Chris P Kreme?
posted by Phanx at 11:45 AM on October 29 [+] [!]

He should just go across the border and get Tim Hortons.
posted by jb at 1:21 AM on November 2, 2008

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