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NRCC Gave $164,000 to South Carolina Republicans Before Sanford Win
Posted at 10:35 a.m. on May 20, 2013
The South Carolina Republican Party Federal Campaign Committee disclosed today it had received $164,000 from the National Republican Congressional Committee on April 15, three weeks before the South Carolina 1st District Special Election won by Mark Sanford.
On April 17, the NRCC stated they would not spend more money on Sanford’s May 7 special election. A day earlier it was reported that Sanford had to appear in court regarding a trespassing complaint. It was not disclosed at the time the NRCC had just given $164,000 to the state party.
The South Carolina Republican Party Federal Campaign Committee filed its quarterly campaign finance report (covering April 1 to April 30) showing the receipt of the funds. The report also shows they spent $43,594 on April 16 for federal election activity “Sanford-Volunteer Mail.” The committee also paid $22,301 on April 16 for federal election activity “generic voter id calls,” and $11,164 for federal election activity “salary.”