September 10, 2018 Media

KUER – McAdams Calls On Mia Love To Return Money After Her Campaign Admits To Improper Fundraising

Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love’s campaign said Monday it would refund up to $10,000 in campaign contributions after admitting to improper fundraising for a primary that it knew was unlikely to happen, according to a letter sent by the campaign’s lawyers to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The documents, first published by CNN, show that Love’s re-election campaign raised nearly $1.15 million for her re-election bid ahead of the June 26 primary this year. Under federal guidelines, candidates are not supposed to raise money for a primary if there is no challenger. Love ran unopposed this year.

“Since the candidate will not participate in the 2018 Primary election, any contribution received for this election must be returned to the donors or redesignated to another election,” wrote Michael Dobi, a senior campaign finance analyst with the FEC. Read More >>