Bartlett struggles with campaign disclosure
Republican tops list for FEC queries
— Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, the Western Maryland Republican who faces a re-election battle this fall, has repeatedly filed incomplete and inaccurate campaign finance reports, and was fined $5,000 this year by theFederal Election Commission, records show.
A review of FEC data by the Baltimore Sun found that Bartlett has received 25 letters from the agency for incomplete reports since 2009 — more than any other current member of the House of Representatives.
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- A March settlement between the Bartlett campaign and the agency shows the 10-term lawmaker was hit with the civil fine for what regulators deemed to be “excessive and/or prohibited contributions, mathematical discrepancies, missing schedules and inadequate contributor information.”
In an interview, Bartlett said the problems are old and that his campaign has hired an accountant to sort out remaining issues. He said the irregularities began with a glitch that occurred when the campaign began using new software to file reports electronically.