Office of Campaign Finance Launches Inquiry Into Pat Mara’s Campaign

Apr 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Politics, Washington, DC

D.C. Council at-large candidate Pat Mara is four days away from election day, but some D.C. government officials are paying more attention to one of his older campaigns. The District’s Office of Campaign Finance is looking into an arrangement Mara made with a conservative group to assist in raising money from his 2008 campaign donors, OCF spokesman Wesley Williams said this afternoon.

Under the terms of the deal, first reported by the Washington Post on Monday, Mara helped a think tank called DC Progress by meeting with donors and sending them fundraising letters. In exchange, Mara would make as much as $2,500 a month or 10 percent of the donations, according to the Post—a potential violation of campaign finance law. Mara’s campaign responded with a statement on Tuesday denying that he had used campaign records for the fundraising and saying he had made less than $10,000 on the project.

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