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Group files complaint against Walker, others over 527 fundraising

The Campaign Legal Center has filed a complaint against Gov. Scott Walker and three others, arguing they have violated federal campaign finance laws through their early flirtations with bids for the presidency. 

Various contribution limits kick in once a candidate begins testing the waters for a bid, including no more than $2,700 per individual donor. 

The center argues argues Walker, Jeb Bush, Martin O'Malley and Rick Santorum have already met the threshold to be considered candidates and have been raising money well in excess of the limits. 

"These 2016 presidential contenders must take the American people for fools -- flying repeatedly to Iowa and New Hampshire to meet with party leaders and voters, hiring campaign staff and raising millions of dollars from deep-pocketed mega donors, all the while denying that they are even 'testing the waters' of a presidential campaign," said Paul S. Ryan, the group's senior counsel. 

Walker created a 527 group, Our American Revival, as he travels the country. 

"Governor Walker has been talking to Americans about his reform-minded principles in Wisconsin through the issues based organization Our American Revival," said OAR spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski. "If there are any announcements about his future he will do it in accordance with the law." 

Read the complaint filed against Walker: http://bit.ly/1yy5mBJ 

See the release: http://bit.ly/1I1Ajqh 

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