You’ll note that Herman Cain didn’t drop out of the presidential campaign. He “suspended” his campaign. And that’s not just a spinny weasel word. It has significant campaign finance implications. For one, it means he can continue to raise money.
In certain cases I believe but I have not yet been able to confirm that ‘suspending’ can leave a candidate eligible for matching funds, under certain circumstances. Again, we’re still trying to confirm this latter point. And we’ll update you when we do.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.