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Democratic Group American Bridge Sues FEC Over Trump’s 2024 ‘Teaser Announcements’

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There’s a reason Donald Trump hasn’t officially announced his candidacy for the upcoming 2024 Presidential election. Despite several teasers claiming that he’s made his decision and that it’s not a question of if he’ll run, but when, the former President has yet to launch a formal bid.

The reason for this is quite simple. According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), as soon as Trump officially announces he’ll have to start abiding by a whole host of FEC regulations which would include campaign fundraising disclosures and well as how much money Trump can raise from individuals ahead of a potential primary campaign.

Up to this point, Trump has followed FEC regulations and has not said a word officially about running for President, yet Democrats are already suing him for “teasing” a run, arguing that Donald Trump now has a competitive edge over potential candidates in fundraising.

Democratic group American Bridge on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission (FEC), arguing the agency has failed to hold former President Trump accountable for openly teasing that he will run for the White House in 2024, according to TheHill.

“Donald Trump started his 2024 presidential campaign the same way he ended his 2020 campaign – illegally. We intend to hold him accountable,” Jessica Floyd, president of American Bridge 21st Century, said in a statement. “There’s no end to his grift. American Bridge is filing suit to prevent him from continuing to flout the law with his current, active presidential campaign.”

The group pointed to a series of statements Trump has made in which he has hinted at launching a 2024 White House bid without ever definitively doing so.

Regardless of the fact that Trump has made his intentions clear in recent weeks, it’s not against FEC regulations to suggest that you’re considering a run, which is all the former President is guilty of at this point.

In an interview with New York magazine published this month, Trump strongly suggested an announcement was just a matter of timing around the November midterm elections.

“Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore. In my own mind, I’ve already made that decision,” he said.

“Do I go before or after? That will be my big decision,” Trump added.

The lawsuit comes at a time when House Democrats are more worried than ever about losing seats in November, and what better way to further damage Trump’s reputation than with another lawsuit for something he once again didn’t do.

The group called on the FEC to take action against Mr. Trump within 30 days. The suit suggests that additional action should be taken against both Mr. Trump and the commission if the agency does nothing.

According to The Hill, the FEC declined to comment on Wednesday’s lawsuit.

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