Why the GOP is holding its convention early

by - July 10, 2014

Republicans will hold their 2016 national convention more than a month earlier than their 2012 event for one simple reason: money. Two years ago, Mitt Romney raised $1 billion but found himself out of cash that August due to campaign finance laws that essentially force candidates to divide their spending between pre-and-post convention accounts. Moving the convention up, the GOP reasons, will help make those rules a non-issue.

Source: Why the GOP is holding its convention early - Byron Tau - POLITICO.com

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