The Federal Elections Commission is Investigating Jim Jordan Over Campaign Reports
Donald Trump may have been voted out of office, but his presence still looms large over the GOP. And there are plenty of lawmakers willing to carry on his legacy. And, perhaps, the most Trumpy lawmaker in America is Jim Jordan.
The Ohio Rep. is still willing to push the conspiracy theories of the last administration. But before he moves forward in his career, Jordan is going to have some questions to answer. The Federal Elections Commission is reportedly investigating the congressman over some of his campaign reports.
Cleveland.com reports, “The FEC has asked Jordan’s campaign committee to explain large accounting discrepancies between reports filed several years ago and amended reports filed earlier this year, showing differences of hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
Jordan campaign manager Kevin Eichinger said in a statement:
“The campaign has filed an amendment with the FEC to correct its campaign finance reports going back to 2018. There was never any money missing from the account. In fact, the campaign’s cash balance is actually higher than previously listed on the campaign finance reports. The error occurred when the former campaign treasurer inadvertently double-reported certain fundraising expenses. When the error was discovered, the campaign hired an outside expert to conduct a comprehensive audit and file the appropriate amendments.”
Thanks to the looming retirement of Rob Portman, there will be an open Ohio senate seat in 2020. Many expected that Jordan may seek the Republican nomination for the spot. A spokesman for the congressman recently shot that possibility down, saying, “He’s going to run for Congress.”