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Crosschecking Finds 181 Unreported PAC, Corporate Contributions

Some of the Legislature’s top leaders were among more than 50 candidates who failed to report 181 political contributions totaling $145,875 when the Registry of Election Finance conducted an annual “crosscheck” review mandated by a current state law.
House Republican Chairman Glen Casada, sponsor of a bill that critics say would undermine the present law, was found to have two unreported $1,000 contributions from political action committees. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner, who staunchly opposed the bill, had more unreported donations than anyone on the list — 18 totaling $19,875.
Both men expressed surprise when contacted last week after Drew Rawlins, executive director of the Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance, provided a list of the 2012 “crosscheck” results on request. Neither changed his position on the bill (HB643), which fell two votes short of passage on the House floor during the legislative session and which Casada plans to bring back for another try next year.
(Note: For the Registry’s list, click on this link: CrossIndexInfo.ods

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Burchett, Democratic Leader Talk on Campaign Disclosure Woes

The leader of the Knox County Democratic Party tells Mike Donila that her organization will hold off calling a special meeting to discuss Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s campaign financial reports and instead will give him a chance to investigate why the documents included misstatements and didn’t list thousands in expenditures.
“He made a promise to me that he is committed to getting to the bottom of this and resolving the discrepancies in his financial report,” said Gloria Johnson, the party’s chairwoman.
Johnson said she spoke with the mayor on Tuesday, a day after she said the group would call a special meeting to discuss the reports.
“At this point, there won’t be a meeting,” she said. “We’ll wait and see what the facts actually are. Mayor Burchett says he’ll resolve this and we’ll trust him to resolve this, but we’re still going to be paying close attention to it.”
She said the two did not discuss a timeframe for when the mayor would know more.

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