July 22, 2019 Press Release

WATCH: Arizona TV Highlights McSally’s Campaign Finance Law Violations

WATCH: Arizona TV Highlights McSally’s Campaign Finance Law Violations

“[McSally’s] campaign took more than $300,000 more than legally allowed” — KNXV-TV/ABC 15

“Martha McSally hit with a $23,000 fine” –KPHO-TV/CBS 5

PHOENIX — This weekend, TV stations across Arizona highlighted that Martha McSally faces a $23,400 fine after the Federal Election Commission (FEC) determined that “McSally’s 2014 House campaign took $319,000 in excessive contributions.” On top of the excessive campaign contributions, the FEC determined that McSally’s committee failed to “properly disclose nearly $33,000 from political action committees.”

WATCH the coverage:

“Martha McSally will have to pay a fine for campaign finance violations” –KSAZ-TV/FOX 10

“Martha McSally hit with a $23,000 fine” –KPHO-TV/CBS 5

“[McSally’s] campaign took more than $300,000 more than legally allowed” — KNXV-TV/ABC 15

“$300,000 in excessive contributions” –KOLD-TV/CBS 13

“An audit revealed that McSally’s House campaign accepted $319,000 over their limit” –KGUN-TV/ABC 9

“[McSally] also didn’t properly disclose nearly $33,000 from political action committees.” –KTVK-TV/3TV

McSally’s $23,400 penalty is sizable and significant. As a point of comparison, the FEC’s average fine for the category of settlement this year is $7,836.

McSally has a long history of getting into trouble for breaking campaign finance laws. Most recently, the FEC in January of this year flagged McSally for taking $270,000 in excessive campaign contributions during the 2018 election cycle. McSally later refunded $120,000 of those contributions in March.

Read the Associated Press on McSally’s FEC penalty: “McSally fined $23,000 for 2014 campaign finance violations.”