SC senator fined by Federal Election Commission

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Federal Election Commission says U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's campaign has agreed to pay $25,000 in fines for accepting donations that exceeded the legal limit.

Documents recently released from the federal agency show the South Carolina Republican's campaign committee accepted 42 donations over the $2,000-per-person limit. The $68,106 in excessive donations were made in 2003 and 2004, when he won his Senate seat.

The agency said all but $5,000 was reallocated to a different part of the campaign, which involved a primary race, a runoff and the general election.

DeMint spokesman Wesley Denton noted only $5,000 had to be refunded out of more than $10 million raised. He says the campaign is happy to move forward after the exhaustive 3-year audit.

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palomino9 12/22/08 - 10:26 pm
typical republican , thank

typical republican , thank goodness democrats are back in control

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