FEC Questions Putnam’s Recent Campaign Filings
The Federal Election Commission is giving Rep. Adam Putnam, the House Republican Conference chairman, until March 2 to explain alleged irregularities on three late-cycle campaign finance disclosure statements.
The agency wrote Putnam’s campaign Jan. 30, asking it to give back or explain why two individuals and a political action committee appeared to contribute thousands of dollars too much to his re-election committee. The FEC also chided Putnam’s campaign for keeping sloppy accounting records, for not properly identifying other campaign contributors and for possibly failing to file proper disclosures for last-minute contributions.
Putnam coasted to a fourth term in November, garnering nearly 70 percent of the vote against two independents. Putnam raised roughly $1.1 million and had $466,000 on-hand at the end of the cycle, according to CQ’s PoliticalMoneyLine.
— Matthew Murray