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For Immediate Release:                                  Contact:  Kelly Huff
July 30, 1998                                                     Ron Harris
                                                                  Sharon Snyder
                                                                  Ian Stirton

 

NINE CAMPAIGNS FAIL TO FILE JULY QUARTERLY REPORT

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission today cited nine 1998 U.S. Senate and House campaign committees for failure to file the required July quarterly financial disclosure report covering activity April 1, through June 30, 1998.

As of 5 p.m., July 29, 1998, disclosure reports from the following committees had not been filed:

 

AZ/03...COMMITTEE TO ELECT STUART M. STARKY 98…JACKIELYN HALES HARRINGTON, TREAS…STUART M. STARKY…DEM

NV.........JAMES FOR NEVADA INC…CATHY JANE MACLEAN, TREAS…BRUCE JAMES…REP

NY/06...BARBARA CLARK FOR CONGRESS…TERESA TOULON, TREAS…BARBARA MARLENE CLARK…IND

NY/06...MEEKS FOR CONGRESS…CHARLES H. REEVES, III, TREAS…GREGORY W. MEEKS…DEM

NY/14...FRIENDS OF KEN SCHWARTZ…KENNETH L. SCHWARTZ, TREAS…KENNETH L. SCHWARTZ…REP

*NY/19…SUE KELLY FOR CONGRESS…GEORGE SANOSSIAN, TREAS…SUE W. KELLY…REP

*OK/03…ROBERTS FOR CONGRESS…KAYE ROBERTS, TREAS…DARRYL F. ROBERTS…DEM

WA…….DOUG SUTHERLAND FOR US SENATE COMMITTEE…RHONDA REINKE, TREAS… DOUG SUTHERLAND…REP

WI……..ALBERTA DARLING ’98 COMMITTEE…ROBERT RUFFIN BARROW, TREAS…

ALBERTA DARLING…REP

 

The reports were due July 15, 1998, and should have included financial activity for the period April 1, 1998, or from the inception of the committee, through June 30, 1998. If sent by certified or registered mail, the reports should have been postmarked by midnight July 15.

Committees were notified of their filing requirements on June 19. Those committees which did not file on the due date were notified on July 22 that reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.

For this publication, the Commission has focused attention only on those campaigns with primaries during the third quarter of 1998. The Commission publishes only the names of those committees which have been designated by candidates as their principal campaign committees.

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 quarterly reports, unless they report monthly. Those committees 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, including the imposition of civil penalties ($5,500 for "any violation" and $11,000 for any "knowing and willful" violation.)

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* The July Quarterly Report has been filed. However, the FEC received the disclosure report after the

5 p.m. , July 29, 1998 cutoff date.