The Republican National Committee plans to file a complaint with the FEC against Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign raising questions about the legitimacy of its small contributions and donations from overseas, writes the New York Times.
“The Obama campaign has been powered in large part by small-dollar contributions, with donations of $200 or less accounting for more than $220 million of the record-breaking $450 million it has collected so far.
“But such donations do not have to be itemized in reporting to the election commission unless the donor’s total contributions exceed $200. The lack of information on such donors has been highlighted by watchdog groups as potentially troublesome. The groups have also praised the campaign of Senator John McCain for offering on its Web site a tool that allows a search of all of its donors, including those who gave less than $200.”
Read more here.