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Montana political watchdog says Democratic Party violated campaign finance laws

Tuesday, December 12, 2017  
Posted by: Joe Menden
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The Montana Democratic Party failed to identify the issues and candidates that benefited from its spending of about $375,000 on the 2016 general election, the state's top election watchdog found.

The Associated Press reports that Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan also found that the party failed to include Supreme Court candidate Dirk Sandefur on a list of candidates it was supporting.

He referred the case to the Lewis and Clark County attorney for potential prosecution, but his Dec. 5 finding said such cases are usually settled with a civil fine.