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For Immediate Release
September 8, 2006

Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
George Smaragdis

CAMPAIGNS CITED FOR FAILURE TO FILE PRE-PRIMARY REPORT

WASHINGTON -- The Senate campaign of Michael Protack in New York and the congressional campaigns of Jeffrey Latas and Susan Friedman in Arizona; Roger Green, and Carolyn Maloney in New York and Jeff Tyberg in Wisconsin were cited by the Federal Election Commission today for failing to file financial disclosure reports required by the Federal Election Campaign Act (“the Act”).

Arizona, Delaware, New York, and Wisconsin will be holding primary elections for federal candidates on September 12. The Act requires committees supporting candidates in the primary to file reports of their financial activity 12 days before the election.

As of 5 p.m., September 8, 2006 a disclosure report from the following committee had not been filed:

State

District

Committee

Treasurer

Candidate

Party

DE

S

CAMPAIGN TO ELECT MIKE PROTACK

MARY ANN PROTACK

MICHAEL D. PROTACK

REP

AZ

1

SUSAN FRIEDMAN FOR CONGRESS

SUSAN FRIEDMAN

SUSAN FRIEDMAN

DEM

AZ

8

JEFF LATAS FOR CONGRESS

ANDREA DALESSANDRO

JEFFREY L. LATAS

DEM

NY
10
GREEN FOR CHANGE CORAMINITA MAHR ROGER L. GREEN
DEM
NY
14
MALONEY FOR CONGRESS CLIFTON MALONEY CAROLYN B. MALONEY
DEM
WI
7
TYBERG FOR CONGRESS AARON MICHAELS JEFF A. TYBERG
REP

The report was due August 31, 2006 and should have included financial activity for the period July 1 through August 23, 2006. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report must have been postmarked by August 28, 2006. 

Some individuals and their committees have no obligation to file reports even though their names may appear on state ballots. If an individual raises or spends less than $5,000, he is not considered a "candidate" subject to reporting under the FECA.

The FEC notified committees involved in the primary of these filing requirements on August 7, 2006. Those committees that did not file on the due date were notified on September 1, 2006 that reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.

Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions against non-filers, and the FEC has implemented a new administrative fine program that can subject committees to penalties ranging from $30 to $16,000 or more.

The next regularly scheduled disclosure reports for these candidate committees will be the October Quarterly Report, due October 15. It will cover activity from August 23 through September 30.

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