FEC to Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and 48 more zombie campaigns: Why are you still here?
The letters gave the campaigns 35 days to respond. After that, the federal agency could launch an enforcement action that could result in fines, said Adav Noti, a former attorney for the agency who is now a senior director for the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington D.C. watchdog group that filed a petition challenging the spending. The Campaign Legal Center petitioned the Federal Elections Commission in 2018 to introduce stricter rules for how former lawmakers spend leftover campaign money. That would make it easier to take action against campaigns that received letters, Noti said.
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