In a warning letter from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) which was made public on Thursday, Boebert’s latest campaign finance filing for the first quarter of 2022 shows her campaign accepted as much as $30,000 in contributions that exceed federal campaign finance limits. The letter is six pages long and notes 20 separate incidents where the campaign took more than the $2,900 that is allowed for individuals to give in any one election.
Boebert paid off nearly $20,000 in state tax liens on Shooters Grill, her financially challenged firearms-themed restaurant, with funds from her campaign. She also claimed more than $22,000 in mileage reimbursements from her campaign, which meant Boebert would have had to have driven 38,712 miles, or the roughly the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe three and half times. Boebert also failed to disclose her husband’s income to the FEC or that she also received $6,650 via Venmo from her campaign.
Lauren Boebert paid her rent with Campaign funds. This is a violation of FEC laws. Why hasn’t Lauren Boebert been arrested for this?
— Uncovering The Truth (@UncvrngTheTruth) April 18, 2022
Last month, Boebert’s campaign finance reports to the FEC showed that she raised more than $4 million in her reelection bid, about two-thirds of which have come from donors who live outside the 3rd Congressional District. Under federal law, individual donors are not allowed to give more than $2,900 for any single election. That means the same person can give up to that amount for a primary race, and again for the general election.
Lauren Boebert’s campaign sign has one star. Is that a rating? pic.twitter.com/oocZn4bmja
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) March 30, 2022
“This notice requests information essential to full public disclosure of your federal election campaign finances,” Shannon Ringgold, senior campaign finance analyst, wrote to Boebert’s campaign treasurer, Taylor Moose. Boebert has until June 8 to correct the issues with her donations.
If you need a fun read: “Lauren Boebert — who often espouses a pro-police, law-and-order message on the campaign trail — has been arrested and summonsed at least four times over the past decade, records show.” https://t.co/hkHnDiTy2u
— George Hahn (@georgehahn) March 2, 2022