Give back the money, Trump tells PACs

2015-10-23 20:17
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after speaking at a campaign stop in Burlington, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall, AP)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after speaking at a campaign stop in Burlington, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall, AP)

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Newark - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling on outside fund raising groups or so-called super political action committees supporting his candidacy to return all the money they've collected. He's also calling on his opponents to demand the same.

Trump's campaign said on Friday that it sent legal notices to nine super PACs saying the groups are not authorised to use Trump's name and likeness in their fundraising efforts.

Super PACs can raise unlimited contributions, but they must disclose their donors and are barred from co-ordinating with campaigns.

The billionaire businessman has repeatedly boasted about turning down big-dollar contributions and said he is self-funding his campaign.

But financial disclosures released this month show the majority of Trump's expenses in recent months have been covered by contributions.

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