Saturday, September 01, 2007

$100 Million Americans Coming Together 2004 Illegal Campaign Spending

FEC Finds Americas Coming Together $100 Million Illegal 2004 Campaigning

Hat tip Wall Street Journal Political Diary and John Fund

The Federal Election Commission has just found that Americans Coming Together, a pro-Democratic 527 group run by Harold Ickes and funded by unions and George Soros, spent $100 million illegally the 2004 presidential election to defeat President George W. Bush. The fine a measly $775,000.

See Wednesday, August 29, 2007 FEC Action Taken on Complaint Filed Against ACT, a 527 Group, for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

“On August 23, 2007, the FEC entered into a settlement with America Coming Together (ACT), a pro-Democratic 527 group that raised approximately $137 million during the 2004 presidential campaign. Under the settlement, ACT agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty and to cease and desist from violating the campaign finance laws by using soft money to pay for federal campaign activities.”

“The settlement arose out of two FEC complaints filed by Democracy 21, the Campaign Legal Center and the Center for Responsive Politics against ACT on January 15, 2004 and June 21, 2004 for illegally spending soft money to influence the 2004 presidential campaign.”


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