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Wednesday, December 17, 2003  

Johnny Ashcroft's Bad Day
Part 2 - Political Corruption


Also yesterday, Ashcroft was fined for violating campaign finance reform laws in 2000, when, as an incumbent, he was so unpopular that he lost his senate seat to the deceased Mel Carnahan. Apparently even breaking the law wasn’t enough to woo Missourians (?) to his cause.

The Federal Election Commission has determined that Attorney General John D. Ashcroft's unsuccessful 2000 Senate reelection campaign violated election laws by accepting $110,000 in illegal contributions from a committee Ashcroft had established to explore running for president.

In documents released yesterday by the FEC, Garrett M. Lott, treasurer for the two Ashcroft committees, the Spirit of America PAC and Ashcroft 2000, agreed to pay a $37,000 fine for at least four violations of federal campaign law. Lott agreed "not to contest" the charges.

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