March 5, 2020 Press Releases

Last Year: FEC Cracked Down On McSally

One Year Ago: Martha McSally Forced To Return Illegal Contributions, Pay Fine

In March 2019, the FEC forced McSally to refund $120,000 in illegal campaign contributions

McSally was also forced to pay a $5,000 fine stemming from separate 2014 violations

PHOENIX — One year ago this week, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) forced U.S. Sen. Martha McSally to refund “more than $120,000” in illegal 2018 campaign contributions and pay a $5,000 fine over 2014 campaign violations. And that wasn’t even McSally’s biggest FEC fine of 2019.

McSally has a long history of violating campaign finance rules — and that only continued during her first unelected year in the U.S. Senate:

As the Arizona Republic Editorial Board wrote of McSally’s repeated campaign finance violations in 2015: “It is reaching the point that it is difficult to ascribe the word ‘error’ to her reports; this many failures begins to look intentional.”