Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been asked by the Federal Elections Commission to properly account for a $3.5 million re-election donation. Actually, the request was addressed to her husband Perry Greene ,who acts as her campaign treasurer. The FEC specifically asked for more information on the reelection campaign donations received during the first two quarters of this year.
During the first three months, Greene’s campaign coffers increased by $2,558,631.61 by way of donations from undisclosed donors, which were categorized as unitemized donations. In the following quarter, another $967,035.63 in unitemized donations were recorded, which brought the unitemized donations to a total of more than $3.5 million during the brief period.
Greene’s husband has until October 12 to explain and provide details about the $3.5 million donations to the Federal Election Commission.
Basic FEC Rules Political Candidates Must Observe When Receiving Campaign Donations
Candidates for re-election are not required by law to disclose their donor’s identity or itemize the donations; but only for contributions of less than $200 in every election cycle.
On the other hand, a political donation of $200 or higher must be itemized and be supplied with ample information such as the donor’s name, address, occupation, employer, and the date it was donated.
Observers estimate that in complying with the FEC’s rules, Greene’s husband has to show that the money was received from at least 17,630 individual small donors who individually contributed only $199.99 or less. Greene’s supporters contend that It’s plausible to have raised have raised $3.5 million in small donations since they received high volume of contributions during the period.
According to Greene’s spokesman Nick Dyer, the congresswoman has already sent a prompt response to the FEC, explaining that she has been receiving support from all over the country, usually in donation amounts of $10-$20, Others have reservations about this since during Greene’s recent fund raising campaign with Rep/ Matt Gaetz, the two Republican politicians were either booed by onlookers or canceled out by venue operators.