Thursday, September 16, 2010

Maes may pay more fines over Poundstone check

Last month GOP gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes paid a record $17,500 in fines for violating the state’s campaign finance laws — laws which he has called ridiculous. This month he may have more fines to pay, or in any event more questions to answer.

At the top of the list is a $300 check his campaign gave to disgruntled former supporter Freda Poundstone. The problem is, he never reported a campaign contribution from Poundstone. To hear Poundstone tell it, that is because she never made a campaign contribution. She says she met him at a bank and gave him at least $300 to help him pay his mortgage.

At first Maes waffled on the question of whether the money was for his personal use or was a campaign contribution, though lately he has favored the contribution story.   More -

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