So they bought a federal candidate, now what?*

Ben Wieder, The Center For Public Integrity (
Sarah Bryner, The Center For Responsive Politics (
Jacob Fenton, The Sunlight Foundation (
Chris Schnaars, USA Today (

This is on the web at:

Wrangling the data on deadline: links, advertorial. Jacob as Chris.
Bryner links
It's not really about the FEC: Jacob.
Chris Schnaars' amazingly detailed FEC intro and reference

* assuming who know who "they" are, of course