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Boardman accountant files against Wilson campaign

Published: Sat, October 6, 2012 @ 10:14 p.m.

A Boardman accountant has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission contending Charlie Wilson, the Democratic nominee in the 6th Congressional District, violated laws by filing incorrect campaign finance reports.

G. Charles Wilkinson Sr. of Boardman also named Wilson’s campaign and his campaign treasurer, Angela Hatfield of Bridgeport, in his complaint.

Wilkinson accused Wilson, Hatfield and the committee of failing to report three contributions on a timely basis, over-reporting one of those contributions, and failing to report the source of a loan from Wilson to the campaign.

The over-reported amount — listing the same $5,000 contribution from the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association’s Political Action League — was a “clerical issue” in which a campaign staff member didn’t check a box listing it as an amended report, said J.R. Starrett, Wilson’s campaign manager. The campaign did not receive more money than legally permissible from the union, he said.

As for the other issues, there is “no validity” to them, he said.

Wilson of St. Clairsville is challenging U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Marietta, R-6th, who defeated the Democrat in the 2010 election.

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1NoBS(2829 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

The Johnson camp is desperate - they're grasping at anything they think they can overblow into a scandal. So someone forgot to check a box - I'll bet nowhere in Johnson's past did he or anyone around him ever forget such a mundane thing.

Johnson hasn't done a "good job" - he hasn't done anything at all, other than support the partisan politics that are destroying our country. pwhite above says he has no idea what Wilson stands for other than tearing down his opponent. BOTH candidates are guilty of that charge. That's all either of them have done, for an excruciatingly long time.

I'd throw them both out, if there was a realistic alternative.

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2JoeFromHubbard(1807 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

He ought to sue Obama for mismanagement of America's accounting.

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