Anna Little’s congressional campaign account is overdrawn $11,321.08, according to the FEC Form 3 Record of Receipts and Disbursements, that her campaign submitted to the Federal Election Commission yesterday.
$22,188.28 seems to have disappeared overnight, between May 16 and May 17, from Little’s meager coffers. In the pre-primary report of activity for the April 1 through May 16 period, “Friends of Anna Little” had $13,806.95 cash on hand on May 16. The next day, her campaign’s beginning balance was negative $8,381, according to the report submitted yesterday.
Monmouth County GOP Chairman John Bennett, Middlesex County GOP Chairman Sam Thomspon and the Bayshore Tea Party Group need to step in and right the Little campaign before it does damage to the rest of the party. Thompson thought his judgment was better than that of the Monmouth GOP screening committee when he awarded his county’s party line to Little when her home county leaders thought better. Bennett, while not yet chairman, supported Little in the primary against Ernesto Cullari. Bennett and Thompson headlined a fundraiser for Little.
When MMM questioned Thompson about Little’s FEC reports in May he said, “I have a hard enough time keeping my own campaign reports straight.” That flippant attitude is no longer acceptable.
Bennett relied on Little’s support to win the chairmanship by three votes. Little has been taking credit for Bennett’s victory at her weekly campaign meetings at the Keyport IHOP.
The Bayshore Tea Party Group’s leadership, despite having well earned reservations about Little, chose to support her over Cullari as an act of defiance towards the Monmouth GOP.
Thompson, Bennett and BTPG gave us this mess. They need to clean it up. Fast.Posted: July 17th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Congressional Races, Anna Little | Tags: Anna Little, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Campaign Contributions, Campaign finance laws, Ernesto Cullari, FEC, Federal Election Commission, John Bennett, missing money, overdraft, overdrawn, Sam Thompson | 17 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
The Federal Election Commission has requested that Anna Little’s congressional campaign clarify their post election disclosure over contributions that were received after the conclusion of the general election. FEC regulations state that contributions for the general election be accepted after the polls close only to the extent that the a campaign is in debt.
Little’s November 22 “30 Day Post General Report” indicated that the campaign had $9,677.38 cash on hand. $14,600 in contributions were received in the three days immediately after the election. FEC regulations permit campaigns to keep contributions that were mailed and postmarked prior to the conclusion of the election. Contributions that were hand delivered after the polls closed, if any, would have to be returned to the donors.
The FEC requires that the Little campaign answer their inquiry by January 11, 2012.
MMM has received an inquiry about a rumour that the Little campaign retained over $100,000 in contributions after the election. That rumour is obviously false.Posted: December 17th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Anna Little, Campaign Contributions, FEC | Tags: Anna Little, Campaign Contributions, FEC | 1 Comment »