Tea Party Group Fights PAC Donation Waiting Period

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT) -- A conservative tea party political action committee asked a federal court Thursday for an emergency order allowing it to contribute the $5,000 maximum to two congressional campaigns, even though it hasn’t been registered with the Federal Election Commission long enough.

The Tea Party Leadership Fund argued in a motion for a preliminary injunction that the court should prevent the FEC from enforcing the required six-month waiting period on campaign contributions from PACs so it can keep funding Republican candidates in Massachusetts and West Virginia.

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