Trump calls on Super PACs supporting his bid to return money

Posted at 10:44 AM, Oct 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-23 12:05:33-04

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling on super political action committees supporting his candidacy to return all the money they've collected. He's also calling on his opponents to demand the same.

Trump's campaign said Friday that it sent legal notices disavowing what it describes as nine "unauthorized" super PACs supporting his bid.

The campaign says the groups are not authorized to use Trump's name and likeness in their fundraising efforts.

Super PACs can raise unlimited contributions, but they must disclose their donors and are barred from coordinating with campaigns.

The billionaire businessman has repeatedly boasted about turning down big-dollar contributions and said he is self-funding his campaign.

But financial disclosures released this month show the majority of Trump's expenses in recent months have been covered by contributions.