This election cycle, candidates and their lawyers increasingly are testing or crossing legal boundaries stretched thin by the advent of “super PACs” and by Federal Election Commission deadlocks.
Accounting techniques have enabled potential candidates to spend months testing the presidential waters while saving cash to use later in the primaries.
One technique documented by The New York Times cites expenditures current senators and governors have made from their re-election campaign funds.
Meanwhile, the sharing economy is giving Republicans a way to get support from the tech industry, says The Associated Press.
While liberals increasingly have questioned the sharing economy’s use of independent contractors in “insecure” jobs, libertarians are more in tune with the sharing industry, says AP.