Trahan: Money For Campaign Came From Joint Account

The Eagle-Tribune

Adav Noti, senior director for the center and former associate general counsel of the Federal Elections Commission, said the issue is black-and-white. “It appears to answer the key question: Was it her money and was it disclosed properly? The answer is no and no,” Noti said. He said it is illegal to funnel money from a spouse’s personal bank account into a campaign finance account. “You can spend an unlimited amount of your own money,” he said. “But you can’t spend other people’s money.” The Campaign Legal Center’s complaint suggested Trahan didn’t have enough revenue and assets to cover the $300,000 in loans to her campaign, based on personal financial disclosures filed with the clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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