View Full Version : DSCC Chairman Transfers $50K in Potentially Illegal Campaign Cash to U.S. Treasury

11-01-2016, 01:55 PM
Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.), who chairs the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, quickly moved to donate more than $50,000 in potentially illegal contributions to the U.S. Treasury on Monday.

The Democratic incumbent transferred $51,800 from his campaign to the Treasury Department two days after after the Boston Globe reported that the Boston-based Thorton Law Firm may have illegally reimbursed partners for campaign contributions.

Tester is among more than a dozen Democratic senators and Senate candidates scrambling in the wake of the report finding the law firm gave partners bonus checks that mirrored their political contributions in a potential violation of federal law.

Marneé Banks, a spokeswoman for Tester, told the Hill on Monday evening that the Montana Democrat has worked to fix the U.S.’s “broken” campaign finance system