Today is the deadline for congressional candidates to file their 1st quarter fundraising reports with the Federal Elections Commission. There was a bit of surprise from Congressman Don Young’s campaign. Week before last, a campaign spokesman gave a preliminary estimate of around $164,000 raised. But today that number was revised downward to $134,000. The spokesman says some contributions were apparently double-counted in the earlier estimate. Young spent around $213,000 in legal fees related to several ongoing investigations into whether his campaign has engaged in improper or illegal fundraising practices.
Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC