Maryland Republican politicians sending their campaign money to West Virginia



I’ve reported in the past that Alex Mooney came back into Maryland for fundraisers with Bob Ehrlich and Andy Harris to benefit his congressional campaign in West Virginia.

After last week’s campaign finance filings, we can now see which Maryland campaigns transferred money from their state campaign committees to Mooney’s federal committee in West Virginia during 2013.

Friends of Joseph Bartlett for Delegate sent the Mooney campaign a check for $999 on 10/13/2013. Michael Hough for Delegate also sent a check for $999 on 7/3/2013.  Citizens for Leroy Myers, Jr. also sent Mooney $999 (on 8/20/2013.)

Friends of Big Ed Reilly sent $990 to Mooney on 7/25/2013. Other contributions to Mooney’s federal campaign include Friends of Kathy Szeliga ($500 on 6/30/2013), Friends of Justin Ready ($250 on 6/30/2013), Citizens to Elect Mike McDermott ($200 on 12/9/2013), and Neil Parrott for Delegate ($100 on 6/28/2013.)

If you look at Alex Mooney’s last filing with the Federal Election Committee (through the 3rd Quarter of 2013), you will see the contributions from Myers, Reilly, Ready, Szeliga, and Hough. Additionally, a transfer of $2,000 from Andy Harris for Congress (a federal committee) is listed on Mooney’s filing.

If you look more closely at Mooney’s FEC filing, you will see a $500 individual contribution (presumably from personal funds) by Delegate Kathy Afzali on 6/30/2013.

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