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Clark gives up paid speeches

The Boston globe reported today that Gen. Clark will no longer accepted paid speaking arrangements.

Clark spokesman Mark Fabiani ... still contended the speeches were legal, "based on our review of the FEC guidelines." But he said that "to avoid any distraction from the real issues that matter to Americans," Clark would return the payments for those speeches and no longer deliver speeches for pay.

General Clark has decided to return the payments from these speeches," and would no longer deliver speeches for pay.

(Disclosure: I now provide legal advise about campaign finance laws to an independent group supporting Gen. Clark's candidacy.)