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Mar 22 2023
Kasper responds to campaign finance complaint - KVRR Local News
FARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – State Representative Jim Kasper has responded to a complaint from a member of U.S. Term Limits Association, who claims the Republican did not disclose a large contribution in the 2020 campaign.
Kasper, who represents District 46 in Fargo, says he takes financial disclosures and reporting seriously and he will review his records.
Kasper says it’s possible thatKVRR
Mar 08 2023
Former North Carolina congressional candidate pleads guilty to campaign finance violation
A former North Carolina congressional candidate pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal campaign finance violation related to a loan from a family member that prosecutors said was falsely portrayed in campaign reports as originating from her own personal funds. Lynda Bennett, 65, of Maggie Valley, entered the plea to one count of accepting contributions in the name of another in U.S. DistrictFox News (Online News)
Jan 26 2023
Santos loans deepen questions around campaign finances
A set of updated campaign finance reports are deepening the mystery surrounding the source of high-dollar loans that Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) made to his campaign last year.
Santos’s campaign previously reported that a pair of six-figure loans from the candidate — one for $500,000 that was made last March and another for $125,000 in October — came from his personal funds.The Hill
Mar 04 2023
Metro briefs: Write-in Birchwood mayor fined over late campaign finance filing
Birchwood Village Mayor Margaret Ford was ordered to pay a $250 fine by the state of Minnesota for failing to file a timely campaign finance report in her successful write-in campaign last fall. Ford announced her candidacy on Oct. 2, a little more than a month before the Nov. 8 election to replace Mayor Mary Wingfield, who retired. A panel of administrative law judges found that Ford spentStar Tribune
Feb 16 2023
Former Baltimore County employee charged with embezzlement, theft, perjury in campaign finance case
A former Baltimore County employee investigated for misuse of funds when he led the county agriculture center is charged with stealing over $100,000 from a campaign to help reelect former Councilmember Cathy Bevins, amid a slew of other charges. Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard charged William “Chris” McCollum with 21 counts that included theft, perjury and embezzlement stemmingBaltimore Sun
Aug 03 2020
By undermining competitive elections, campaign finance laws undermine democracy. Campaign finance ‘‘reform’’ distracts us from the real issue, the ultimate source of potential corruption—ubiquitous government. Government today fosters corruption because it exercises vast powers over virtually every aspect of life. Is it any wonder that special interests—indeed, every interest but the general—Cato Institute
May 18 2022
Campaign Finance Struck Down
“The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal campaign-finance law that limits how and when candidates can repay loans that they make to their own campaigns… [The case] involved Section 304 of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act, which allows candidates to use up to $250,000 in post-election contributions – but no more – to repay loans that they made to their campaign before theThe Flip Side
Feb 17 2023
Disabled Denver city councilman had to 'crawl' onto debate stage or lose '$125,000 in campaign financing'
On Monday , February 13, Denver City Councilman Chris Hinds, a Democrat, attended a debate event at a dance school in his city. Because the stage lacked a ramp, Hinds — who is disabled — was unable to get onstage using his wheelchair. As a result, the Denver Post reports, Hinds "had to climb out of his wheelchair and crawl onto the stage" if he wanted to participate in the event. And thisAlterNet
Mar 23 2023
How Credit Suisse’s demise strengthens Switzerland’s place in global finance
As Switzerland digested the news of Credit Suisse’s takeover by rival UBS, the headlines were unequivocally bleak. The deal is a “historic scandal,” wrote the daily Tages-Anzeiger. It marks the “end of an era,” according to Switzerland’s public broadcaster SRF. The country’s leading daily, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, found even stronger words: “A zombie is gone, but a monster has been created.” readQuartz
Aug 02 2020
Campaign Finance Reform
The ACLU believes that the system of electing candidates to federal office is badly in need of repair. We will continue to advocate for reform of the current system, including in support of our longstanding commitment to public financing of campaigns. In doing so, we will stress fidelity to the principles protected by the First Amendment with the goal of expanding, not limiting, politicalACLU