ROUND UP: Rep. McSally’s $1 Million FEC Complaint

Associated Press: “Group: McSally Improperly Fundraising for House, Senate”


PHOENIX – Yesterday, Rep. Martha McSally was handed a $1 million campaign finance complaint, and the story echoed across Arizona. The complaint to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) exposed how the congresswoman raised campaign cash for both her House and Senate campaigns well after she announced her bid for U.S. Senate – a violation of federal regulations.


McSally’s infraction is the latest in a lengthy series of campaign finance troubles for the congresswoman, including failure to report mandatory information about her donors, being subjected to a rare federal audit for her repeated violations, and multiple FEC violations dating back to 2013.


Here’s how it played in AZ:


KOLD (Tucson)


KMSB (Tucson)


Associated Press

Group: McSally Improperly Fundraising for House, Senate”

Arizona Daily Sun

Group says McSally moved $1 million from her House of Representatives campaign fund to her run for Senate.”

Chris Herstam

“SLEAZY.  McSally campaign has no respect for campaign finance laws.”

Vaughn Hillyard, NBC News

“Report from @yvonnewingett @ronaldjhansen sorting out the lingering questions over McSally’s past campaign finance filings & the $1M that has been transferred from her House $& chest to Senate campaign:”


McSally now has a long demonstrated history of breaking campaign finance laws. She is already under federal investigation. #shameful”

Arizona Republic

“The new complaint follows a rare FEC audit of McSally's campaign finance reporting after years of dispute over details of her spending and unusually vague

identification of her donors.” […]


“The FEC complaint could add to McSally's problems following the rules documenting the flow of money in federal politics.


Last week, the FEC unanimously adopted the findings of an audit that concluded her 2014 campaign committee, McSally for Congress, repeatedly misreported what it collected and spent, failed to fully identify many of its donors and failed to properly acknowledge some of its eleventh-hour contributions, among other problems.” […]