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election 2016

DNC staffer reportedly breaks party rules to fundraise for Clinton

A high-ranking official in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is reportedly violating the party's own rules by fundraising for Hillary Clinton before she has been officially selected as the Democratic presidential candidate for 2016.

DNC finance chairman Henry R. Muñoz III, who bundled significant contributions to President Obama's campaign in 2012, reportedly helped organize a fundraiser for Clinton in Texas, even though DNC rules require that Muñoz and his fellow staffers "maintain impartiality and even-handedness during the Democratic Party Presidential nominating process."

A representative for Muñoz denied any wrongdoing, stating "he has not donated to any campaign personally, made any endorsement or co-hosted any event as the primary process plays out."