Danny Tarkanian (R), a 2016 NV-03 nominee “made an ‘illegal corporate contribution’ from a nonprofit he runs to his 2012 congressional campaign, according to a complaint filed the Federal Elections Commission. The complaint follows a report from KLAS-TV that detailed how $40,000 went from Tarkanian’s charity basketball organization to his campaign during his 2012 bid for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. The FEC complaint was filed by Collier Azare, who is a campaign co-chair” for Sen. Dean Heller (R).
In an interview, Tarkanian “said he needed the $40,000 to pay for outstanding campaign expenses after he had won the primary nomination. Tarkanian said JAMD LLC owed him more than $400,000 from previous loans. But the company did not have the $40,000 and borrowed it from Tarkanian’s basketball nonprofit to repay Tarkanian.” (Las Vegas Review-Journal)