The Washington Post: Va. lawmaker didn’t respond to FEC warnings about illegal contributions


Candidates regularly receive excess contributions from donors who may not know the limits, but it is unusual to ignore warnings about them, said Paul S. Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center.

“It’s more common with low-dollar, less sophisticated and less serious politicians than with more professionalized campaigns, but it’s a bad idea for anyone to ignore the FEC,” said Ryan, whose organization advocates for more aggressive enforcement of federal campaign finance laws.

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