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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The Federal Election Commission is upholding a ruling that requires the campaign of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards to repay the US Treasury more than $2.1 million in public matching funds.

According to documents unsealed Friday, the commission has denied the campaign’s request to reconsider its original repayment order. The FEC says the campaign now has less than a month to pay back the money.

Lawyers working for Edwards in the case did not have an immediate response Friday morning. Edwards’ lawyers had requested a review of the original order, which was issued last July.

The FEC case is separate from a pending criminal trial in which Edwards has pleaded not guilty to charges of violating campaign finance law in a bid to cover up an extramarital affair.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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3 Comments on "John Edwards campaign must repay $2M to Treasury"

2015 years 10 months ago

He’ll pull that out of the spare change coffer sitting on his dresser. He spends more than that on hair spray and lip gloss annually… But, now child support is coming up, his porn-film mate will need a bit of “expense money” and of course there is still a criminal trial at hand, so who knows?

2015 years 10 months ago

are unaware of campaign finance law.

Slimey will not pay a dime of personal asset for this. His campaign committee will.

No different than when the Easley campaign committee was ordered to repay several hundred thousand dollars for his last electoral run. Campaign Committee was broke; no payment made. No requirement the candidate pay the piper.

Unfortunate campaign finance law will never be rewritten to make the candidate ultimately responsible for the payments.

2015 years 10 months ago

Why do all these bad things keep happening to this great guy? I almost kept a straight face typing that out.


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