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Gay Blogger Makes Waves For Thompson

Blogger Lane Hudson, whom you may recall was the guy who anonymously posted the infamous Mark Foley IM transcripts, has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission, charging prospective Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson with violating the FEC's "testing the waters" rule. During the "exploratory period" of deciding whether to run, a candidate does not have to file financial reports.

According to Hudson, Thompson has raised far more money than should be allowed under the rule, more than $3.5 million. Candidates are prevented by law from hoarding money raising during the exploratory period and then using it to fund their campaign. Thompson continues to benefit from the exposure of reruns of Law & Order, where he played a district attorney. Thompson has 15 days to respond to the complaint, after which the FEC will decide how to proceed.

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