Saturday, November 18, 2006

Huckabee says campaign laws aid McCain

Yahoo! News reported Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Friday said potential 2008 presidential rival John McCain's campaign finance reforms gives the Republican senator an advantage over other candidates by allowing him to transfer money easily. "If you're a senator, you can take the money you raise in a Senate campaign and transfer it to a presidential, but you can't take money you raise in a state campaign and transfer that to a federal campaign," Huckabee, a Republican, told The Associated Press in an interview Friday. "McCain was very smart in creating a system where he could take all of this Senate money that he had and turn it over to his presidential campaign to give him a distinct advantage over anyone else who ran," he said.

Interesting. Particularly since the American voters very rarely elect a senator for President; they prefer a Governor with executive experience. At least someone (McCain) benefited from the horrendous McCain-Feingold "Reform". It also means Hillary will enter the Dem side with a HUGE money advantage.

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