INDIANAPOLIS – With less than two weeks to go until Election Day and Congressman Young fundraising with outsourcers like Carly Fiorina, Hoosiers are reminded that Congressman Young has a history of acting like campaign finance rules don’t apply to him.
An October Politico report revealed that in 2012 the FEC unanimously decided to fine and penalize Congressman Young’s campaign for more than $30,000 due to his prohibited activities. The fines were levied because Congressman Young’s campaign failed to properly report more than $75,000 worth of contributions during the final three weeks of his 2010 campaign and accepted nearly $100,000 in prohibited contributions.
“As his FEC fines demonstrate, Congressman Young has a history of helping himself and skirting the rules to advance his own career,” said Brooke Bainum, press secretary. “Whether he’s taking prohibited contributions and ignoring the FEC’s transparency requirements, trying to cheat on his taxes, or misleading Hoosiers about his government shutdown salary, Congressman Young consistently puts himself and his own political calculations before Hoosier families.”
The FEC requires reporting within 48 hours of all campaign donations larger than $1000 during the final three weeks of elections in order to protect public transparency.