September 6, 2000
HAGELIN FILES FOR FEDERAL FUNDS
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reform Party presidential hopeful John Hagelin has filed papers with federal election officials laying claim to $12.6 million reserved for the party's nominee.
Hagelin officials said the forms, filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission, reflect that he is on the ballot in 11 states as the party's candidate for president.
Election law requires a "minor party" candidate seeking federal funding to certify they are on the ballot in at least 10 states.
The FEC has 10 days after the all the necessary papers are filed to issue a ruling.
Pat Buchanan, who also claims the party nomination, filed similar documents a week earlier.
Both Hagelin and Buchanan claimed the Reform mantle last month at the party's convention, which ended with naming of separate presidential nominees.
Hagelin officials said he is on the ballot in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state and Wyoming....