However, some things just beg for a counter-post.
Plus you can't add a pic/screenshot to a comment, and I want to do that for this. :)
Earlier today, someone over at Sonoran Alliance put up something, complaining that State Sen. David Schapira (D-LD17) is exploring a run for Congress but has failed to file the appropriate paperwork with the FEC. The post included a link to the FEC page covering exploring or "testing the waters".
The linked page actually refuted, not supported, their argument about Schapira.
To quote (emphasis added) -
Before deciding to campaign for federal office, an individual may want to "test the waters"—in other words, explore the feasibility of becoming a candidate. An individual who merely test the waters, but does not campaign for office, does not have to register or report as a candidate even if the individual raises more than $5,000—the dollar threshold that would normally trigger registration. Nevertheless, funds raised to test the waters are subject to the Federal Election Campaign Act’s (the Act) contribution limitations and prohibitions. See Advisory Opinion 1998-18 [PDF].
It's a really good idea to *read* the sources one cites in support of an argument before, you know, citing it.