Federal Election Commission fines Sen. Rand Paul's presidential PAC $21,000

Louisville Courier-Journal

Adav Noti, senior director and chief of staff for the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center, said the $21,000 fine is not insignificant. “In the big picture, the FEC is legendary for not really penalizing anybody, so any penalty of significance from the FEC is noteworthy," he said. "And $21,000 — although it’s not a bank-breaker for a presidential campaign, it’s not nothing, either." Noti also said 60 days generally is "ample time" for presidential campaigns to refund donors if they don't win their party's primary election.

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