McCain & Co. Find New Ways to Circumvent Campaign Finance Laws McCain Wrote
| Thu Jul. 3, 2008 2:09 PM EDT
...a Republican Party fund aimed at electing governors has started marketing itself as a home for contributions of unlimited size to help Sen. McCain. His 2002 campaign law limits donations to presidential races to try to curtail the influence of wealth.
The Republican Governors Association isn't subject to those limits, and has long gathered up large donations from individuals and companies. Now it is telling donors it can use their contributions to benefit Sen. McCain in some key battleground states.
That makes the group "the best way to help McCain," says donor David Hanna, who gave $25,000 -- more than 10 times the legal cap of $2,300 for direct gifts to presidential candidates.
The campaign finance system isn't perfect, and a donor with deep pockets can find a way to funnel money into the system: