Gideon campaign says error led to campaign finance violation

The Biddeford Journal Review

Erin Chlopak, a former head of the Federal Election Commission’s policy division who now works for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, told the Bangor Daily News that it seemed like a “pretty clear-cut straw donor” situation. But she said it didn’t look like an intentional violation because the filings disclosed the reimbursements. “Typically, when people try to break the law, they try to be more discreet about it,” Chlopak told the newspaper. 

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