As Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, shifts his campaign to challenge incumbent Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, questions still linger about his finances and how the campaign will repay its tens of thousands of dollars owed in staff compensation.Continue reading
The embattled Stockman campaign has struggled to point to a permissible source for the $15,000 it received from two of the congressman's staffers. Though half of the money was reattributed again in the committee's recent slew of amendments, one of the contribution's most recent changes would also seem to have rendered it impermissible.Continue reading
For the second time in a week, Rep. Steve Stockman's campaign changes its story to the FEC about questionable campaign contributions.Continue reading
By re-attributing the source of some $15,000 in campaign contributions from relatives of congressional staffers to the staffers themselves, the campaign of Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has raised more questions--and a potential violation of campaign finance laws--than it has answered.
Federal election law prohibits contributions from government employees to their employers, including members of Congress. Violators face fines and potential prison sentences of up to three years.Continue reading
"I did not make the contribution," Thomas Dodd told Sunlight on Oct. 10 when asked about why his mother had disavowed knowledge of a $7,500 contribution made to the campaign of his boss, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas. Though now, the campaign says, he did. Five days after a Sunlight report cited Jane Dodd saying she didn't make the contributions, Stockman's campaign filed an amendment, listing Thomas Dodd, his special assistant, as the donor.Continue reading
On Feb. 21, of this year, campaign finance records show, a parent of a congressional staffer contributed $7,500 in $2,500 increments to the cash-strapped campaign the staffer's boss, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas. At least, that's what is disclosed in filings from the Stockman campaign. Contacted about her large contribution to Stockman, Jane Dodd of Dover, Del. told Sunlight, "That wasn't me."Continue reading