McConnell's re-election campaign slapped with FEC flag over suspected accounting errors
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) re-election campaign is facing scrutiny from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and he is now being required to answer questions regarding suspected accounting errors.
The letter and a 60-page report, written by FEC campaign analyst Susan Worthington to McConnell's Senate Committee, were sent to McConnell's campaign treasurer, Larry J. Steinberg on Monday. The committee pointed out "Apparent Excessive, Prohibited, and Impermissible Contributions" regarding donations recorded in McConnell's July quarterly report that suggests multiple contributions may have exceeded the legal limits.
Worthington also pointed out that there were contributions "received after the 2020 primary election that are designated for the 2020 primary.
“These contributions may only be accepted to the extent that the committee has net debts outstanding from the 2020 primary election,” Worthington wrote.
The report also raised questions about "one or more contributions that appear to be from a limited liability corporation(s) (LLC)." The FEC is requesting that McConnell clarify the nature of the LLCs in question.