Scott Alexander has a serious campaign finance situation to explain. His special election campaign for the 30th District State Senate seat in eastern Kentucky (the Special Election was held on February 5, 2008) didn’t itemize any of its disbursements on campaign finance reports filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. It’s anyone’s best guess about where more than $250,000 went.
And you thought the Special Election mess was behind us.
Alexander’s 15-day Pre-Election Report to the KREF – through the period ending 01/21/2008 – has his disbursements listed as “TOTAL” with a total of $116,195.91 spent. The report was amended/refiled on 02/08/2008 and still doesn’t include itemized disbursements.
But it gets better. Alexander’s 30-day Post-Election Report to KREF – through the period ending 03/06/2008 – has his campaign’s disbursements listed as “VARIOUS” with a total of $136,597.45 spent.
Boils down to this: beyond all of the alleged medling, vote buying and disenfranchisement by the Democrats, Scott Alexander and his campaign staff (KDP?) didn’t even bother to follow campaign finance regulations.
Someone has a lot of explaining to do today – not tomorrow. A full itemization needs to be made available to the public ASAP. And with all of the allegations flying around, it would probably be a good idea to include receipts. Because we smell another RPK complaint and should hope for one if people (anyone in the state) think they can get away with even so much as overlooking the very legislation we have put in place in the Commonwealth to protect our citizens from public corruption.