COLUMBIA, S.C. — After dragging his feet and refusing to disclose who actually pays him for consulting services, Joe Cunningham is again having money problems. This time, he is breaking the law by failing to file a report of campaign donations 15 days prior to the election.
“This is becoming a pattern of behavior for Joe Cunningham. First, he refused to disclose who is actually paying him and what they pay him to do. Now, he is flouting state law, in failing to disclose his donors,” said McMaster-Evette campaign spokesman Brandon Charochak. “If Joe Cunningham won’t come clean about personal or campaign finances, how can we trust him to manage the state budget?”
According to the State Ethics Commission, a pre-election report must be filed by all candidates no later than 15 days prior to each election. This report is required from all candidates whether there has been any financial campaign activity or not.
Yesterday, the McMaster-Evette campaign released a record-setting fundraising total of more than $2 million for the quarter and a total of more than $7.6 million for the cycle.
So, Joe, what’s the over/under you get this out before 5 p.m. today?
Follow along at the S.C. Ethics Commission website here.