GOP Presidential Candidate Ed Marshall Will Not File with FEC
Federal Election Commission rules require filing by any federal office seeker who raises or spends $5000 or more. Ed Marshall is not accepting any campaign contributions, and his campaign expenses are not likely to hit even half the $5,000 amount. He says his style of campaigning confirms his respect for everyone's money that will lead to lower taxes and a balanced budget.
Under the rules, a candidate for any federal office must register and make regular financial disclosures once the candidate crosses the $5,000 threshhold of funds received or spent. Ed Marshall is not accepting any campaign contributions, and will limit his spending to less than $5,000 for the entire campaign. Therefore, he says, he is not required to register with the FEC and will not do so.
Marshall advocates that the first $50,000 of annual personal income should be exempt from federal income tax, and that the amount of the tax exempt income should increase by $12,500 each year. He also advocates a plan for successfully concluding the Iraq War with far fewer casualties and costs, that will save billions. At his campaign website, those, and several other of his stands can be seen, that Marshall says "will save many billions of tax dollars every year, while producing far better results for America and all of its citizens". The website is MarshallYourVotes.org.
"I have too much respect for the hard earned money of Americans to take it away either as campaign contributions or as excessive taxes," declares Marshall.
"My campaign is strictly an e-campaign and depends entirely on grass-roots support and involvement in terms of effort, not money. I could really use more bloggers helping out," Marshall says.