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Trump Faces FEC Complaint Even Though He's Not Running Officially

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 12:11 PM

Donald Trump, a potential GOP presidential primary candidate, already faces a federal election complaint, even though has not announced his candidacy officially. The complaint to the Federal Elections Commission stems from a trip that Trump executive and political adviser Michael D. Cohen took to Des Moines, Iowa, the Daily Beast reported Tuesday.

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Cohen went to the Hawkeye State to meet with state Republican operatives and officials about Trump’s potential run for president.

Trump supporter Stewart Rahr paid for the trip, which may have violated federal election law.

A supporter of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who has sought the GOP nod in previous years and might again, filed a complaint with the FEC, noting that Trump did not file any of the required paperwork with the commission even though “by his own admission [he is] testing the waters for election to the presidency and [is] a de facto candidate for the Republican nomination.”

Cohen has defended himself and Trump repeating that Trump is not a candidate and has said the he won’t make a decision until June.

Political observers told the Daily Beast that all of controversy could have been avoided if Cohen or Trump had filed the proper paperwork and set up an exploratory committee.

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