USA Today: Ted Cruz solicits campaign donations with ‘summons enclosed’ mailer
USA Today: Ted Cruz solicits campaign donations with 'summons enclosed' mailer
WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, locked in a competitive race with Democrat Beto O’Rourke, is using an unusual tactic to get voters to read his fundraising solicitations.
It’s a mailer that purports to be a Travis County “summons” that must be opened “immediately.” …
“These Cruz campaign mailers are slimy but seemingly legal,” said Paul Ryan, a top lawyer with the watchdog group Common Cause. “The FEC has long held that an accurate ‘paid for by’ disclaimer on a candidate communication is a complete defense against any allegation of fraudulent misrepresentation.”