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Fla Dems inflated their campaign coffers



Politico: For the past year, the Democratic Executive Committee of Florida has been in a back-and-forth with the FEC over its campaign finance disclosures. The committee now tells the FEC that it overstated how much money it had in its account at the end of 2010 by nearly $600,000.

In the end, the Democratic Executive Committee of Florida changed its year-end cash-on-hand number from $975,289 to a decidedly more modest $401,519. It also amended its original report to say that it had spent more than $7.13 million for the cycle instead of more than $6.67 million.

“The Florida Democratic Party undertook a comprehensive internal audit of its financial reporting for the 2010 election cycle,” it explained to the FEC. “As a result of the internal audit, the committee discovered discrepancies in its reports and filed comprehensive amendments to correct those errors.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 3:41pm]


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