Another Victim of the Shutdown: Senate Campaign Finance Disclosure

by - October 10, 2013

Congress has failed to keep the government running for more than a week, and even though life on the campaign fundraising circuit has slowed somewhat, the government shutdown won’t stop members of Congress from asking for—and receiving—campaign contributions. The unseemliness of elected officials dialing for dollars from fat cat contributors while 800,000 federal workers are shut out of their jobs is bad enough. But, as a twisted result of the government shutdown, Senate candidates will get a pass on filing their disclosure reports on time and the public will be completely in the dark as to who is funding their campaigns. October 15 is the quarterly deadline for candidates to file their campaign finance reports. The Federal Election Commission has said it won't penalize filers who, as a result of the shutdown, fail to file on time, but, unlike many other agencies, the FEC’s website has remained online.

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