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FEC Questions Applegate’s Spotty Expense Reporting

His campaign owes the commission a response by May 30.

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Ally Mutnick
April 27, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Two let­ters pos­ted Wed­nes­day on the” Fed­er­al Elec­tion Com­mis­sion’s “web­site ques­tion” at­tor­ney Doug Ap­pleg­ate’s (D) “cam­paign about the pay­ments, in­clud­ing two pre­vi­ously-un­dis­closed me­dia buys in 2016. Both ex­pendit­ures — $211,868 on Oct. 27 and $93,629 on Oct. 3 — were paid to The New Me­dia Firm in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.” when he was chal­len­ging Rep. Dar­rell Issa (R).

Ap­pleg­ate is again chal­len­ging Issa, as is en­vir­on­ment­al law­yer Mike Lev­in (D).

“A re­sponse to the in­quir­ies is due May 30, the let­ters say. Since Jan. 1, 2015, the FEC has is­sued Ap­pleg­ate’s cam­paign nine let­ters ad­dress­ing con­cerns in­clud­ing math­em­at­ic­al er­rors, iden­ti­fic­a­tion of con­trib­ut­ors, fail­ure to ad­equately de­scribe ex­pendit­ures and dis­crep­an­cies in ac­count­ing for loans Ap­pleg­ate made to the cam­paign. The cam­paign missed dead­lines for re­sponse to five of the FEC’s let­ters.” (San Diego Uni­on-Tribune)

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