NJ-05: FEC questions Gottheimer campaign donations, threatens audit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is questioning a series of donations to the campaign of two-term Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-05).

On April 7, 2019, the FEC sent a letter to Gottheimer’s campaign treasurer inquiring into “one or more contributions that appear to exceed the limits set forth in the Act.” The FEC demanded a formal response from the campaign committee by May 13, 2019 to aid in its determination as to “whether audit action will be initiated.”

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The full letter posted to the FEC’s public portal is also viewable here.

A two-page list attached to the FEC letter details tens of thousands of dollars in donations spanning between June 2017 and November 2018.

A loyal member of the greater Clinton circle, Gottheimer is a fundraising dynamo in his own right. He raised $830,063 for the first quarter of 2019. The Democrat raised $7,002,979 overall during the aforementioned 2018 midterm cycle.

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