McCain turns down FEC matching funds

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    Sorry. Wrong again. As always. It's the only thing I can depend on with you.

    The court held that the complaint was premature because the DNC did not wait 120 days after filing its complaint. The DNC says it will file again at the end of June if the FEC fails to investigate.

    Answer this, smart guy. If the complaint was really frivolous, why didn't the judge dismiss it on the merits, and put it down for good?
     
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    Because smart guy, it wasn't for them to deal with, the FEC is an adminstrative body. Don't worry it will be struck down for good. Why didn't the court act if there was damages being felt by the DNC?
     
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    That was a trick question. I wanted to see if you were paying attention. Good job. :thup: :thup:

    Your question and mine have the same answer: only the FEC has jurisdiction at this time. But don't be so confident in your prediction of how the judge will act when the time comes.
     
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    I really don't think the DNC will refile but I could be wrong. I think they know their case has no merit.
     
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    If I had to bet, I would bet on you being wrong.
     
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    I would say because it isn't the judge's case to rule on in either direction. As he stated himself, it's the FEC's to decide and has to go through the FEC first.
     
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    If it's questionable and the DNC can hold up McCain's campaign money in the meantime, whether or not they hav a case, they'll do it.
     
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    That's a good answer. Did you peek at my subsequent post? I was testing jreeves, and he was smart enough to get it right. So were you.
     

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