Things an “Outsider” Does: Perdue Was Fined by the FEC for Prohibited or Excessive Contributions

June 17, 2020

Perdue’s campaign was slapped with a $30K FEC fine and then scrutinized again over taking “excessive, prohibited, and impermissible contributions” from his special interest backers

ATLANTA — Self-proclaimed political “outsider” Senator David Perdue has spent six years in Washington serving wealthy special interests and big corporations. But just how far is Perdue willing to go for his special interest backers? In 2019, Perdue’s campaign was forced to pay a $30,000 fine after an FEC audit found that it received up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in excessive or prohibited contributions.

But Perdue’s record on campaign finance doesn’t end there. Last year, Perdue’s campaign was AGAIN notified by the FEC that it was under scrutiny for “excessive, prohibited, and impermissible contributions” less than a year after his fine. And in Congress, Perdue has spent his time enabling Mitch McConnell’s efforts to block needed changes to campaign finance laws while attending a big donor event instead of a critical hearing for military families.

“Senator David Perdue always puts his biggest donors ahead of everyday Georgia families — but taking up to hundreds of thousands in impermissible donations is a new low, even for a Washington insider like him,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “The last thing Georgia needs are more politicians like Perdue who apparently would rather violate campaign finance laws than strengthen them.”


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