Until a few days ago, Hillary Clinton and her minions were sure that they had the 2016 Democratic nomination in the bag. However, today they are singing a different tune after the law caught up with them, and they realized they just did something very illegal.
Campaign finance regulations could restrict the roles of Bill Clinton and former Democratic National Committee Chairman (and current Virginia governor) Terry McAuliffe from soliciting donations from big donors. Hillary had planned to feature them heavily in her fundraising push, and had already been having them ask for money from their followers.
According to Conservative Tribune, most of the money Hillary has fundraised has gone to super PACs, which isn’t permitted to coordinate with candidates under campaign finance law. Bill Clinton can speak at PAC-hosted events, but he is not allowed to directly fundraise for them.
As for McAuliffe, Virginia law prohibits sitting governors from accepting gifts.
We all know that the Clintons never let a little thing like the law stop them from doing whatever they want, but it appears that they might have finally met their match with this one. Hillary is going to need to completely change her campaign strategy, or she could find herself out of the race before it even begins.