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Bush may be able to pour excess "primary" funds into general election campaign

Due to record-breaking fundraising and a recent court ruling, President Bush may be able to give the Republican Party millions of dollars that he would be legally barred from spending this fall but the party could spend on his behalf, election analysts say.

Party strategists acknowledge they are exploring the creation of an independent division that could take millions from Bush to air advertisements in September and October--when Bush's own spending, like that of likely opponent John Kerry, will otherwise be restricted under federal campaign finance laws.

By allowing the Bush team to dump millions more into advertising than Kerry during the campaign's crucial final stretch, the maneuver could upset a carefully designed financial balance between the two major parties.

Campaign finance experts say it would represent another evolution of the well-worn practice of political campaigns finding a way around financing limits set by Congress and the Federal Election Commission. -- Yahoo! News - Loophole may let GOP spend Bush cash in fall

Any official of the GOP or Bush-Cheney '04 is welcome to leave a comment explaining or denying.