Campaign finance rules are AWFUL. If you are a deep-pockets candidate, you can hire an expert to keep you in compliance, and if you're unprincipled or consider the rules null and void (unconstitutional) you can bend or break at your own risk.
However, if you are a citizen candidate, a novice, trusting, understaffed, or a regular person, it's a minefield of regulations and red tape, and very, very difficult to follow.
One of the easiest things to do is request copies of the paperwork (they're often posted online), and go through them for violations, and then file complaints with the enforcing agency. You can get candidates into trouble easily. The question becomes, "should you?"
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