Jul 11, 2015 10:23 AM
US Rep. Guinta hosting 1st town hall since finance scandal
The Associated Press
ALTON — U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta is holding his first town hall meeting since the Federal Election Commission concluded that he took $355,000 in illegal campaign donations from his parents.
The meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gilman Library in Alton.
In a settlement made public in May, the FEC fined the 1st District Republican $15,000 and ordered him to repay his parents. Guinta insists the money belonged to him because for years he contributed to and managed a "family pot" of money.
Guinta was first elected in 2010, lost to Democrat Carol Shea-Porter in 2012, then defeated Shea-Porter last year to take the seat back. He has said he will run for re-election next year despite prominent Republicans urging him to resign.