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On August 10, 2016, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Chinese-owned corporation American Pacific International Capital, Inc. (APIC) alleging that APIC had violated the prohibition on foreign nationals making contributions in connection with a federal election. APIC gave $1.3 million to a pro-Jeb Bush super PAC, Right to Rise.
Update: On March 11, 2019, CLC released a letter from the FEC announcing $940,000 in fines imposed as a result of CLC’s complaint.
Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) urging the FEC to investigate apparent violations of campaign finance laws by Senator Ted Cruz and the 2012 Cruz for Senate Campaign relating to loans he obtained from Goldman Sachs and Citibank for use in his 2012 Senate campaign. According to the complaint, Senator Cruz failed to report the loans to the FEC, as required by law, and may have used a portion of his wife’s assets to secure the loan resulting in the campaign accepting excessive contributions.
Update: On March 15, 2019, CLC released a letter from the FEC announcing a $35,000 fine on Cruz as a result of CLC's complaint.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) handed down record fines after coming to a conciliation agreement with a Chinese owned company and Right to Rise, a super PAC supporting Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential run. This enforcement was generated by a complaint filed with the FEC by CLC.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) sent a letter to CLC announcing the details of a fine levied against Ted Cruz for Senate. After concluding their investigation, the FEC found Cruz obtained loans from Citibank and Goldman Sachs for use in his 2012 Senate campaign but improperly reported these loans as coming from his “personal funds.” The fine is $35,000 for inaccurately reporting the source of campaign loans totaling $1,064,000, a violation of federal law, stemming from a complaint filed by CLC and Democracy 21 in 2016.
CLC submitted the attached letter to all 117 members of the Florida House of Representatives, urging them to reject or make significant changes to recently introduced legislation regarding Florida’s felony disenfranchisement and rights restoration laws. The bill, HB 7089, would impose significant obstacles on people seeking to have their rights restored, including an overbroad definition of what is required for “completion” of a sentence and requiring the repayment of significant financial obligations before a person is eligible to have their voting rights restored. HB 7089 represents an attempt by the Florida House of Representatives to undermine the Rights Restoration Amendment passed by Florida voters in November 2018.