Seems to us that the Federal Elections Commission should look at candidates that can raise money through multiple campaigns. Seems this set-up allows for Davis (and others) to raise above the limits by allowing individuals to give to multiple campaigns for the same candidate.
Wend Davis Reports Record Strength in Campaign for Texas Governor – More Than $12.2 Million Raised, Showing Unprecedented Support for Candidacy
FORT WORTH, TX – Senator Wendy Davis reported that she has raised over $12.2 million in her bid for Governor of Texas, the result of contributions from 71,843 individual contributors. Davis’ first fundraising report since announcing her campaign on October 3, 2013 includes contributions made to Wendy R. Davis for Governor, Inc., Wendy R. Davis Candidate/Officeholder, and the Texas Victory Committee, Inc. between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
84,704 contributions of $50 or less accounted for 85% of all donations made during this period. Davis’ fundraising numbers exceeded expectations and demonstrate the overwhelming support for her candidacy and campaign to be Texas’ next Governor. Texans from all 254 counties in the Lone Star State contributed to her campaign, further proof that Texans across the state believe she can win.
Wendy R. Davis for Governor, Inc.: $4,172,778
Wendy R. Davis Candidate/Officeholder: $4,555,228
Texas Victory Committee, Inc.: $3,501,513
Additionally, Battleground Texas is expected to report contributions totaling $1.8 million in this reporting period. Since Davis announced her candidacy in October, Battleground Texas has been working closely with the Wendy Davis campaign to register and engage voters across Texas. Battleground Texas began operating in early 2013 and strongly supported Senator Davis’ entry into the Governor’s race.
The Texas Victory Committee is a joint effort between the Wendy R. Davis for Governor campaign and Battleground Texas created to support electing Wendy Davis as Texas’ next governor, particularly Senator Davis’ specific commitment to running an historic grassroots campaign across Texas.
H/T – Federal Spy Guy