Democratic Party of Wisconsin pays $23,000 fine for campaign finance violations

Well isn’t this special….

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has paid a $23,000 fine to federal regulators for campaign finance violations during the recall campaigns of 2011 and 2012.

Those violations include failing to keep required payroll logs in 2011 and 2012 and underreporting its spending in 2011 by about $185,000, according to an agreement between the state party and the Federal Election Commission. It was first reported by the Center for Public Integrity.

The violations occurred around the same time as the historic recall elections involving Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and 13 state legislators.

It’s reports like this that make me glad the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has turned the page on the Mike Tate era.


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