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NY-26: Jon Powers Violated Election Laws

by on April 17, 2008

Jon Powers, one of the Democrats running for Tom Reynolds congressional seat, violated election laws charging his own campaign “thousands of dollars for renting part of his residence.”.

Campaign documents filed with the Federal Election Commission show his campaign paid $500 rent in January to Powers for space in his Williamsville home. According to a 2000 advisory opinion from the agency, it is a violation of FEC rules for a campaign to pay rent for space in a candidate’s home.

Now that his illegal actions have been caught, Powers will reimburse the campaign.

Isn’t that nice?

According to Powers’ campaign website, part of his “plan for the future” is to “clean up Washington.” Perhaps he should clean up his own act before he starts lecturing about cleaning up Washington.

  1. I can’t say for sure, but my gut tells me that this is more of a case of misreading/being unaware of some byzantine, ass backwards election law rather than corruption. I’m all for holding the Dems accountable for their corruption, but I just don’t get that vibe from this guy.

    Of course, I also liked Obama for awhile too…

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