Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachussetts wants to thank his campaign donors with a signed copy of his yet to be released autobiography. And in order to do so, he's asked the Federal Election Commission to allow him to buy several thousand of copies of his own book using his campaign committee's funds.
But Brown says he doesn't plan to profit from this. According to the advisory opinion request he'll either not receive royalties from this purchase or he will donate all the proceeds he receives from this purchase to charity.
Brown also plans to mix up his two lines of work, author and politician, by using his committee's mailing lists to promote the book and holding fundraising eventsfor his campaign while on book tours financed by his publisher, Harper Collins. Of course, this is only if the FEC says it is okay.