The Wall Street Journal: Jeb Bush to Announce White House Plans June 15
Campaign-watchdog groups filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission in April and recently urged the Justice Department to investigate, arguing that Mr. Bush had been behaving as a candidate for months by raising money, traveling to early-nominating states and hiring political staff around the country. Mr. Bush insisted that he hadn’t made up his mind and that he was following the law.
“I hope I’m a candidate in the near future,” he said in an interview Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
The watchdog groups Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center said Thursday morning that they won’t drop the complaints against Mr. Bush.
“Any announcement later this month by Mr. Bush acknowledging that he’s a candidate doesn’t undo months of violations of federal law,” said Paul Ryan, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center.
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