Company using foreign workers botches U.S. Senate campaign finance records
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Company using foreign workers botches U.S. Senate campaign finance records

The Center for Public Integrity |
September 6, 2018

A new spending bill contains a fix for an error-prone disclosure system. But will Congress act?


In September 2016, Bill Bledsoe pulled into a gas station in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and filled a Chevy Express van with $613,638 of gasoline — enough fuel to drive him to the moon and back more than 10 times.

One week later, the Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate spent another $613,638 on gasoline at a station in Lamar, South Carolina.

At least, that’s the story told by public disclosures published on the Federal Election Commission’s website.

This sounds unbelievable because it’s wrong. Bledsoe spent less than $2,000 on his entire campaign.

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