Perennial GOP candidate Casper Stockham sent contributions to his own company, records show

The Colorado Springs Gazette

“At this level of candidacy, it is not uncommon to see people who are operating a campaign for reasons other than actually seeking office,” said Adav Noti, senior director and chief of staff at the Campaign Legal Center. “The rules do not allow a campaign to pay its candidate a salary, but the amounts are pretty strictly regulated, and the idea there is that being a serious congressional candidate is a full-time job so people wouldn’t be dissuaded from running by having to take a leave of absence from their current job so they can replace that income,” Noti said after giving Stockham’s filings are cursory review. “None of these expenditures are listed as salary payment to the candidate, so if that is what he’s doing, that is not the legal way to disclose those payments.”

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