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Sat May 30, 2015, 11:27 PM

Cassidy campaign to pay $4,000 in fines

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate

The successful 2014 U.S. Senate campaign of Bill Cassidy in Louisiana has agreed to pay a $4,000 fine for violating federal disclosure rules.

Cassidy, then a Republican congressman from Baton Rouge, defeated incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu in the Dec. 6 runoff.

The violation involved the failure to report $162,160 in campaign disbursements by the relevant filing deadline in August, the Federal Election Commission said in its settlement agreement. The campaign included the amount in an amended filing in October.

Cassidy campaign committee treasurer Ralph Stephens said Friday that the money had come to the campaign via a wire transfer, instead of through more routine methods, and it was overlooked in preparing the August report. A later reconciliation of accounts disclosed the omission, leading the campaign to file the amended report, he said.

Read more: http://theadvocate.com/news/12504758-123/cassidy-campaign-to-pay-4000

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2015, 11:32 PM

1. A whole four thousand dollars, huh?

These people charge that much to have your picture taken with them.

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Sun May 31, 2015, 12:49 AM

2. I have filed campaign reports,

and amended reports for our central committee. It is easy to overlook late contributions, and to report them later. They did disclose, and pay the fine.

I am not inclined to think this was dishonest.

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