Soros-linked group gets fined by FEC
Kenneth P. Vogel of The Politico reports that America Coming Together (ACT), a group to which left wing financial powerhouses George Soros, Peter Lewis of Progressive Insurance and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are major donors, has been hit with a $775,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission for improperly using unregulated soft money to boost the Kerry campaign for president. Given the magnitude of the expenditures involved (a massive $137 million), the fine is small. Those who brought the original complaint are not happy:
"This action comes more than three years after our FEC complaints were filed and nearly three years after the 2004 presidential election was held," read a statement from Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, and Gerry Hebert, executive director of the Campaign Legal Center.
Hat tip: Richard Baehr