Technicalities

Fiorina super PAC, CARLY for America, bears her moniker through loophole

CHARLESTON, SC - SEPTEMBER 22: Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to voters during a national security forum at The Citadel September 22, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Fiorina is a former Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard and currently chairs the non-profit philanthropic organization Good360. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Federal Election Commission rules state that super PACs are not allowed to bear the name of the candidate they work to support – so how does Republican president candidate Carly Fiorina’s group, named CARLY for America, get away with it? As it happens, the FEC had the same question in June when they sent a letter to the committee, which was then known as Carly for America, asking it to stop breaking the rules. CARLY for America, the acronym, was born: Conservative, Authentic, Responsive, Leadership for You and for America. As noted by The New Yorker, the fully spelled-out version of the committee’s name is hard to find on her site, and it’s hard to distinguish who is a part of the Fiorina team and who works for the super PAC.

Read the full story at The New Yorker.

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