Jul 16, 2015 1:16 PM
Guinta's fundraising drops after campaign financing troubles
The Associated Press
CONCORD — Frank Guinta has seen a significant decline in individual campaign donations since the Federal Election Commission concluded that he accepted $355,000 in illegal campaign donations from his parents.
Guinta insists the money for his 2010 campaign belonged to him because for years he contributed to and managed a "family pot" of money, but in a settlement made public in May, the FEC fined the 1st District Republican $15,000 and ordered him to repay his parents.
Reports filed this week show his total contributions for the second quarter amounted to $114,000 — less than half the amount he took in during the first three months of the year. He received money from just 16 individuals in the last three months, compared to 105 individual donations the previous quarter.