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StrategicFundraising
50,000
DennisSchmich
&
Co.
14,375
MDSCommunications
770
PinnacleDirect
6,600
SouthwestPublishing
26,000
SteveBrownDirectMail
3,850
NathanSproul
13,700
Total
115,295
 
Home.PoliticsCampaigns&Elections"
$50K,
goesunreportedbyAZGOP;party-offICialscan'texplain
$50Kgoes
unreported
by
AZGOP;partyoffi'cialscan'texplain
Monday,04January201023:02.
1819
TheRNCtransferredthemoneyintothestateparty'scoffersin,Novembertohelpwithlocalgrassrootsactivitiessuchasvoterregistrationandgetoutthevoteefforts,accordingtoGOP'officialsinWashington,D.C.'liu~,~§:_qfrthecloseofbusines~:Monday;neatlysiX;Weeks-after.~ge~nt~erT)l:?ney,thetransfer,wasnotlistec:f"on;theArizana'"~.Rep~.9.tl~r:JE~rty~financial,documentsthat.ar~file.devery,~~nt!1t~\'«i!fij1';~f.le"F~e·ralEleCtion"~ommissibn..'.RandyPullen,chairmanofthestateGOP,andTimothyLee,theparty'streasurer,didnotretumrepeatedphonecalls.ButBrettMecum,theexecutivedirectoroftheArizonaRepublican'Party,saidhedidn'tknowwhythemoneywasn'treported,..Mecumsaysthemoneyislistedontheparty'sinternalaccountingrecordsandsaidheplanstofUeanamendedfinancialreportassoonaspossible.Theparty'sinternalrecordswere,notimmediatelyavailableforinspection..ByDennisWelchTheArizonaGuardian~'1Qlle'AnionaRepublican
PartY
recentlygot
$50',000
=fromthe
Nationaf·.·..·\
.~ublicanC9mm!!!~~
g~
c,i}!!n'!.~is.rl~~thetransactionasrequired'::\
l:Jy
law
i
accoraing"thelatestspendingreports.~"Iamveryconcernedaboutthis,"MecumtoldtheGUi3rdian.'We'reallaccountedforoverhere;It'sallgood.".Federalejectionlawsrequirethatpoliticalpartiesreportcontributionsandexpenditures.Theruleswereputinplacesothepublicwouldhaveabetterunderstandingofhowmoneywasbeingspentandinfluencingpolitics.TheRNCtransferred$50,OOO.intothestateparty'sbankaccountonNov.24,according
to
theFederal,ElectionCommission,whichregulatescampaignfinancereporting.
 
AZGOPchairm.ancan'texplainunreporteddebt
Wednesday,06January
2010
23:39
(gjEt..
ByDennisWelchTheArtzonaGuardlenlij~~iz9P·ci_Repu.blican
P~·'liai·~
ca~dtensoftt:'l.ousandsofdoll~rs·lin~l
cleot
forinOre
than_a:.year
but
'lJas~t;
q~rl!.r;.
W~if19~1i.~t.it
ow.as
a~r~ql,J.ireqbX"'..
!.
feae~.:a~Thestatepartyowedabout
$50,000
totheMinnesota-basedStrategicFundraising.accordingtoaletterobtainedbytheArizonaGuardian.Morethanone-thirdofthatwas
12
monthspastdue.asofNovember.RecordsshowthestateGOPneverreportedthedebtonitslegallyrequiredfilingswiththeFederalElectionsCommission.Instead,thepaperworkclaimsthepartyhasnodebtsorobligations.'Federallawsrequirethatdebtsmustbereporteduntilthey'repaidoff.Violationscarryfinancialpenaltiesashigha5$1
0,000
perviolation,accordingtocampaignfirianceexperts.RandyPullen,chairmanoftheArizonaRepublicanParty,saidtheobligationisrecordedbutwouldnotsaywhereorwhy
it
doesn'tshowuponitsfederalfilil1gS..Pullen,acertifiedpublicaccountantwhoalsoservesastreasurerfortheRepubttcanNationalCommittee,offeredtogooverhisrecordswiththeGuardianlaterthisweek.Hesaidan"overallreport-producedeachyearaccountsforthedebt;butwouldnotidentifythedocumentorsayif
it
waspublicly'available.ThepartyisrequiredeverymonthtofileafinancialstatementwiththeFEe,whichregulatescampaignspen~ing.~Duringthepasttwoyears.thestateGOPrecorded.morethan
$125,000
inexpenditurestoStrategicFundraising.accordingto.FEerecords.Thesamedocumentsneverindicatethepartyowesthefirmanymoney.ButaNov.9lettersentbythepoliticalfirmtoPuliendemandsthepartypaywhatitowesbytheendofApril.Theletterclaimsthat
$17;000
ofthe
$50,000
ofdebitisayearpastdue."Withsuchasignificantoverdueamountowed,wecannolongeracceptvaguepromisesofsporadicpaymentswithnoformalcommitmentastothetimingoramount,"MarkDixon,chieffinancialofficerfortheStrategicFundraising.wroteintheletter.-"Thisis
our
secondattemptthisyeartoestablishanamicablepaymentplanwhichcertainlyindicatesourcontinuedwillingnesstoworkwithyou{asyouknow,paymentsaccordingtotheplanput-inplacethisspringwerenotadheredto)."

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