By Taylor Goldenstein, Austin Bureau Updated 4:40 pm CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, March 4, 2016, in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, March 4, 2016, in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Photo: Carolyn Kaster, STF / AP Photo: Carolyn Kaster, STF / AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, March 4, 2016, in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) … [Read more...] about Sen. Ted Cruz fined $35,000 by Federal Elections Commission over 2012 loans
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WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission has fined Texas Sen. Ted Cruz $35,000 for not properly reporting the source of about $1 million in loans taken out from major banks during his initial run for the Senate in 2012. That inaccuracy had been revealed in 2016 by The New York Times, briefly becoming an issue during Cruz's White House run and resulting in complaints by multiple campaign watchdog groups.One of those groups, the Washington-based Campaign Legal Center, on Friday announced the election commission's action, saying the fine served as a reminder that "candidates should take seriously their legal requirement to disclose where their campaign money comes from.""In the homestretch of a high-profile election, voters were misled about Cruz's personal and campaign finances," said Tara Malloy, the center's senior direct of appellate litigation and strategy, adding that proper disclosure "could have factored into voters' decision-making at the ballot box."Cruz … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz fined $35k by Federal Election Commission for 2012 campaign finance violation
By Casey Tolan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 12, 2019 at 11:48 am | UPDATED: February 12, 2019 at 11:50 am After years of policing campaign finance and ethics laws, former Federal Election Commission chair Ann Ravel is jumping into the political fray herself. Ravel, a Los Gatos resident who also led California’s top political ethics agency, filed to run Monday for the San Jose-area district of state Sen. Jim Beall who is termed out in 2020. “When you accomplish things in the state of California, it can be a model for other states to follow,” Ravel said in an interview. “I’m not doing this because I want to be a politician for the rest of my life, I’m not interested in that.” The field of candidates to replace Beall in District 15 already includes a long list of local elected officials, including former Assemblywoman Nora Campos, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese, and San Jose city … [Read more...] about Former Federal Election Commission chair Ann Ravel runs for State Senate in San Jose
Associated Press Published 6:23 PM EST Jan 31, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, whose fundraising practices have drawn scrutiny in the past, appears to have accepted more than $270,000 in excessive campaign contributions during the recent midterm campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission. Federal candidates can collect $2,700 from a single donor during a primary election, followed by an additional $2,700 from the same person during the general election. But the federal agency flagged dozens of contributions to McSally from more than 60 donors that appear to exceed those limits, including one who cut a $10,000 check during the general election alone, according to an analysis of FEC records. The agency said in a letter on Monday that McSally has until early March to correct any record-keeping issues, or refund the money. WATCH: What to know about big money in politics While many campaigns regularly cut refund checks when donors give too … [Read more...] about McSally accepted excessive campaign donations, says the Federal Election Commission.
Bill Poehler Salem Statesman Journal Published 1:57 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 A complaint to the Federal Elections Commission against Joey Nations, a Republican candidate in the primary for U.S. Congressional Fifth District, has been dismissed. The 10-page complaint, submitted to the FEC April 15, stated Nations’ campaign website and signs didn’t have required “Paid For By” identifiers. The letter Nations received from the FEC, dated Oct. 23, said the commission exercised prosecutorial discretion and declined to take further action. Before the FEC complaint was issued, Nations had been contacted by Oregon Department of Transportation about unapproved signage. Nations, 30, lost 62 percent to 20 percent to Mark Callahan in the May primary election. Incumbent Democrat Kurt Schrader defeated Callahan 55 percent to 42 percent in the general election. Nations, of Salem, was a first-time candidate and said he intends to run for office again. “It was a huge … [Read more...] about Federal Elections Commission dismisses complaint against Republican