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For Immediate Release
November 1, 2002
Contact: Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
CAMPAIGNS CITED FOR FAILURE TO FILE PRE-GENERAL REPORTS
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission today cited 34 campaign committees for failure to file the required Pre-General Election financial disclosure report.

Provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act require committees supporting candidates involved in the general election to file reports of their financial activity 12 days before the election.

As of 5 p.m., October 31, 2002, disclosure reports from the following committees had not been filed:

MI SENATE…ROBERT A. BOVITZ, TREAS…ANDREW E. RACZKOWSKI…REP
MN JIM MOORE FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE…ERIC C. THAYER, TREAS… JAMES R. C. MOORE…IND
NJ GLICK FOR SENATE 2002…MATTHEW J. VANCE, TREAS…TED GLICK…GRE
VA HORNBERGER FOR SENATE…JOHN K. BROWN, TREAS…JACOB G. HORNBERGER, JR…IND
AR/02 SNYDER FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE…MALLORY TAYLOR, TREAS…VICTOR F. SNYDER…DEM
AS/00 AMATA/SAMOA 2000 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE…T. GRAHAM PATERSON, TREAS…AUMUA A. COLEMAN…REP
AZ/02 CAMACHO FOR CONGRESS…STEPHEN L. BOYD, TREAS…RANDY R.CAMACHO…DEM
CA/18 CRIPE FOR CONGRESS…KEVIN H. CRIPE, TREAS…KEVIN H. CRIPE…AIP
CA/21 COMMITTEE TO ELECT DAVID G. LAPERE TO CONGRESS…FRONIA L. LAPERE, TREAS…DAVID G. LAPERE…DEM
CA/27 ROBERT M. LEVY FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE…LINDA R. LEVY, TREAS…ROBERT M. LEVY…REP
CA/37 OSCAR A. VELASCO FOR CONGRESS…ADORACION O. MAGAJES, TREAS…OSCAR A. VELASCO…REP
CO/05 BIFF BAKER 2002…BIFF L. BAKER, TREAS…BIFF L. BAKER…LIB
DE/00 FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF MIKE MILLER…DENISE D. COOPER-MILLER, TREAS…MICHEAL C. MILLER, SR…DEM
FL/22. JUAN XUNA FOR CONGRESS…MORGANA XUNA, TREAS…JOHN "JUAN" XUNA…IND
FL/23 WE THE PEOPLE VOTE FOR CHARLES LAURIE TO BE ESTABLISHED…CHARLES LAURIE, TREAS…CHARLES L. LAURIE III…REP
GA/04 VAN AUKEN FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE…LES KRAITZICK, TREAS…CYNTHIA L. VAN AUKEN…REP**
GU/00 JOE ADA FOR CONGRESS…VALENTINO S. PEREZ, TREAS…JOSEPH F. ADA…REP**
GU/00 COMMITTEE TO ELECT MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO 2002…P. JUNE TERLAJE, TREAS…MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO…DEM
LA/01 MONICA MONICA FOR CONGRESS…THOMAS J. LONG, TREAS…MONICA L. MONICA…REP**
MI/01 DON HOOPER FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE…DON HOOPER, TREAS…DON HOOPER…REP
NC/01 DORITY FOR CONGRESS…LORRAINE P. STALLINGS, TREAS…GREG DORITY…REP
NC/02 ELLEN FOR CONGRESS…KIM RODRIGUEZ, TREAS…JOSEPH L. ELLEN…REP
NC/10 RON DAUGHERTY FOR CONGRESS…SCOTT LYKINS, TREAS…RONALD T. DAUGHERTY…DEM**
NY/06 MEEKS FOR CONGRESS…JOAN E. FLOWERS, TREAS…GREGORY W. MEEKS…DEM
NY/13 MATTSSON FOR CONGRESS…MICHAEL J. RYAN,TREAS…ARNE MATTSSON…DEM
NY/21 CHUCK ROSENSTEIN FOR CONGRESS…DAVID A. YOUNG, TREAS…CHARLES B. ROSENSTEIN…REP
OH/04 JIM CLARK FOR CONGRESS…MICHAEL J. GIBSON, TREAS…STEVEN J. CLARK…DEM
OH/05 CITIZENS FOR ANDERSON…PATRICK NG, TREAS…ROGER C. ANDERSON…DEM
SC/06 GARY MCLEOD FOR U S CONGRESS…DOROTHY MCLEOD, TREAS…GARY M. MCLEOD…REP
TX/31 CRAWFORD FOR U S REPRESENTATIVE…RC CRAWFORD, TREAS…RUSSELL C. CRAWFORD…IND
TX/31 JOHN PETERSEN FOR CONGRESS…CHRIS A. MACK, TREAS…JOHN S. PETERSEN…GRN
UT/03 COMMITTEE TO ELECT WOODSIDE…LINDA A. GENTRY, TREAS…NANCY J. WOODSIDE…DEM
VA/10 STEVENS FOR CONGRESS…RICK KOWALICK, TREAS…JOHN STEVENS…DEM
VI/00 DONNA 2002 CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE…CAROL LABAN, TREAS…DONNA M. CHRISTIAN-CHRISTENSEN…DEM**

The reports were to include financial activity occurring from October 1 through October 16. If sent by registered mail, the reports should have been postmarked by October 21. Otherwise, the due date was close-of-business October 24. Mandatory electronic filing requirements became effective as of January 1, 2001. Any committee that receives contributions or makes expenditures in excess of $50,000 in the current calendar year, or that reasonably expects to do so, must submit its reports electronically. These rules became effective for reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2001.

Some individuals and their committees have no obligation to file reports under federal election law, even though their names may appear on state ballots. If an individual raises or spends less than $5,000, he or she is not considered a "candidate" subject to reporting under the FECA.

The FEC notified committees involved in the general election of their filing requirements on September 30. Those committees which did not file on the due date were notified on October 25 that reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.

Other political committees supporting Senate and House candidates in elections (those which are not authorized units of a candidate's campaign) also are required to file pre-general election reports. Those committee names are not published by the FEC.

Further Commission action against non-filers and late filers is decided on a case-by-case basis. Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions and the FEC has implemented a new administrative fine program which may subject committees to penalties ranging from $275 to $12,000 or more.

The next regularly scheduled disclosure reports for candidate committees will be the 30-Day Post-General Election report due December 5, 2002. It will cover activity from October 17 through November 25.

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**A paper copy of the 12 Day Pre-General Election Report has been filed. However, the committee was required to file their report electronically.