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Boehner PAC Under Investigation By The Federal Election Commission
09-14-2013, 11:33 AM
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Boehner PAC Under Investigation By The Federal Election Commission
Boehner PAC Under Investigation By The Federal Election Commission
September 13th, 2013 2:56 pm Ben Feuerherd

In fact, “Friends of John Boehner,” the Speaker’s Political Action Committee, donated $348,000 to candidates in the 2012 election season by raising money from power and mining industry giants and passing the funds along to fellow Republicans seeking office. In addition to raising pots of corporate cash, however, the PAC has also raised something else: the suspicions of the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The FEC is now investigating whether “Friends of John Boehner” received donations that exceed the legal limit. According to a letter from the FEC to the PAC, companies from the coal, gambling, and energy industries donated money in excess of the legal limit. Coalpac and Minepac — PACs that represent the mining industry — as well as political committees for energy companies like Exelon were named in the letter, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

“Although the commission may take further legal action concerning the acceptance of excessive contributions, your prompt action to refund the excessive amount will be taken into consideration,” the letter reads.

http://www.nationalmemo.com/boehner-pac-...x0.twitter

Cleveland Plain Dealer piece:
http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/...e_business

No wonder he raised so much money!

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