Roll Call: High-Dollar Fundraising Makes Comeback, Raises Bribery Concerns


“We don’t know enough yet about how the parties are raising money for these new accounts,” said Trevor Potter, a former FEC chairman and general counsel to the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. “But people don’t just sit down and say: ‘Gosh, I think I’ve got to write a check to the convention account today.’ So who is asking for what? What is being promised? What are people gaining for giving this?”

Super PAC solicitations raise even bigger questions, said Potter, whose institute is also asking the Justice Department to investigate.

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