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Rep. Robert Pittenger Pays $31,000 Fine (Corrected)

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A freshman Congressman has paid a $31,000 fine for a campaign finance disclosure violation in his first federal election. But the fine was a relatively small amount for the 13th richest member of Congress.  

The campaign committee of Rep. Robert Pittenger , R-N.C., failed to file a 48-hour contribution notice prior to his May 8th primary election in 2012. The pre-election notice would have disclosed Pittenger's own $309,000 contribution to his campaign on April 26, 2012. Pittenger failed to win the primary outright, but ranked first with 32% of the vote in the eleven-candidate field. In the July 12th primary run-off, Pittenger beat former Mecklenburg County sheriff James Pendergraph.  

Hensarling Gives $1 Million to NRCC

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A House committee chairman has given a million dollar boost to the Republican's congressional campaign committee as it starts into the 2014 election year.  

Rep. Jeb Hensarling , R-Texas, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, reported his campaign committee sent $1 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee on January 10th. Hensarling had previously served as chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2011 to 2013.