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For Immediate Release
October 8, 2003
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
LAROUCHE DECLARED ELIGIBLE
FOR PRIMARY MATCHING FUNDS IN 2004 RACE
WASHINGTON ? The Federal Election Commission today certified Lyndon LaRouche eligible to receive federal matching funds for the 2004 presidential primary campaign. LaRouche is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2004.

Dean was certified eligible on July 7. LaRouche is the second candidate to request and receive eligibility.

To become eligible for matching funds, candidates must raise a threshold amount of $100,000 by collecting $5,000 in 20 different states in amounts no greater than $250 from any individual. Other requirements to be declared eligible include agreeing to an overall spending limit, abiding by spending limits in each state, using public funds only for legitimate campaign-related expenses, keeping financial records and permitting an extensive campaign audit.

Based on documents filed by the LaRouche campaign on Date, 2003, contributions from the following states were verified for threshold purposes: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Once declared eligible, campaigns may submit additional contributions for matching funds on the first business day of every month. The U.S. Treasury Department will pay the FEC-certified amounts beginning in January 2004. The maximum amount a candidate could receive is currently estimated to be $18.6 million.

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