Party Violated Federal Elections Campaign Act
Concord - Citing a "series of reporting errors" and multiple violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has fined the New Hampshire Democrat Party $4,375. The FEC fine follows actions taken last year by the New Hampshire Department of Justice against Governor Maggie Hassan's reelection campaign after it accepted $33,000 in illegal campaign contributions.
"Governor Hassan and the New Hampshire Democrat Party have exhibited a troubling pattern of illegal behavior and a complete disregard for state and federal campaign finance regulations. As the senior Democrat elected official in New Hampshire, Governor Hassan needs to take responsibility for this unethical conduct and explain why her political operation continues to break the law," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn.
The Department of Justice forced Hassan to return all of her illegal campaign contributions to the big money, special interest political action committees that were attempting to buy influence over her administration.