Ex-Md. congressman fined by FEC
Former U.S. Rep. Albert Wynn (D-Dist. 4) has been ordered to pay $8,000 for taking money intended for his general election race and using it on his failed primary election run against Donna Edwards in 2008, The Gazette reports.
Under federal election law, donors can contribute money for the primary and general elections, but the funding must be kept separate and cannot be used interchangeably. If candidates lose the primary election, they can refund the money, give it to charity or use it to close out office costs.
According to the Federal Election Commission, Wynn used $115,100 on the primary election even though the money was required to be used for the general election.
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