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Paccione Cleared of Improper Gifts Charge


Angie Paccione, who is running against Republican Representative Marilyn Musgrave for Congress in the 4th District, has been cleared by the FEC of charges she improperly offered gifts to contributors:

Republicans complained to the FEC that the Paccione campaign sent an illegal e-mail in February offering trips, dinners and other prizes in exchange for donations of $5,000 or more. Such an offer is illegal, the complaint contended.


The FEC dismissed the matter this week, saying Paccione took immediate action to retract the offer. According to a statement from the FEC, Paccione and her campaign had not authorized the e-mail messages. She also sent an e-mail correcting the situation less than four hours after learning about it.

Paccione has maintained the charges were politically motivated. That’s a nice gift to get two months before the election.

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