A new super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain wanted to call itself "Americans for Herman Cain." One problem: that name would be illegal. Their solution: call themselves the "9-9-9 Fund" instead.
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In an Oct. 18 letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), treasurer Scott Mackenzie wrote that the 9-9-9 Fund "intends to make independent expenditures, and consistent with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision in SpeechNow v. FEC, it therefore intends to raise funds in unlimited amounts. This committee will not use those, funds to make contributions, whether direct, in-kind, or via coordinated communications, to federal candidates or committees."