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$8,000 fine for Rubio was not first from FEC

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The $8,000 fine the FEC slapped Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign with was not the first violation. In January, the campaign paid a $1,360 fine for failing to disclose a number of campaign contributions that fell under a 48 hour reporting rule.

The FEC had said Rubio failed to disclose 36 contributions totaling $92,440 and proposed a $9,904 fine. But the campaign contested that, and the FEC agreed only six contributions were not disclosed as required. (Those contributions are in the jump.)

Before the 48 hour window, Rubio's campaign got a flood of money from contributors and corporate PACs, including $5,000 each from Exxon Mobil, Geo Group and Las Vegas Sands Corp. PAC.

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[Last modified: Monday, April 30, 2012 12:21pm]

    

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