By Art Gallagher
The Federal Election Commission has requested that Anna Little’s congressional campaign clarify their post election disclosure over contributions that were received after the conclusion of the general election. FEC regulations state that contributions for the general election be accepted after the polls close only to the extent that the a campaign is in debt.
Little’s November 22 “30 Day Post General Report” indicated that the campaign had $9,677.38 cash on hand. $14,600 in contributions were received in the three days immediately after the election. FEC regulations permit campaigns to keep contributions that were mailed and postmarked prior to the conclusion of the election. Contributions that were hand delivered after the polls closed, if any, would have to be returned to the donors.
The FEC requires that the Little campaign answer their inquiry by January 11, 2012.
MMM has received an inquiry about a rumour that the Little campaign retained over $100,000 in contributions after the election. That rumour is obviously false.