Michael Avenatti is Officially Testing the Waters of a 2020 Presidential Run

Micheal Avenatti, an attorney best known for his representation of Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump regarding a "hush" agreement, has traveled to Iowa and announced that he's "exploring a run for the presidency of the United States." Under federal campaign finance laws, this acknowledgment by Avenatti means that he's "testing the waters" of candidacy and must use only funds raised in compliance with federal law contribution limits and restrictions to pay for his exploratory activities.

"I’m exploring a run for the presidency of the United States, and I wanted to come to Iowa and listen to people and learn about some issues that are facing the citizens of Iowa and do my homework," Avenatti told the Des Moines Register in an interview Thursday.

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