The Lampson for Congress campaign has filed a formal complaint with the FEC against its opponent Randy Weber for taking more than the maximum amount from seven donors. According to his FEC filings Weber took over $22,500 in excess contributions which brings his actual cash on hand total down to $32,540 from his initial report of $55,040. Lampson's report showed over $420,000 in cash on hand. Weber's campaign contends that it does not need to correct the report or return the money until after the election.
From the FEC complaint:
Here, Weber for Congress accepted contributions from seven people in excess of the $2,500 limit. According to Weber for Congress's own publicly available Federal Election Commission report, therefore, Respondents violated the $2,500 limit on seven occasions. For the bulk of these contributions, the report shows no reason why Weber would have accepted these excessive amounts, but for a willful disregard of the law. While Weber may think he is running his own “super PAC,” he remains bound by the contribution limits that apply to federal candidates.
Matt Angle of the Lone Star Project said, “Randy Weber has exposed himself as either dishonest or profoundly incompetent, and likely both.”
Progress Texas did an excellent job of breaking down the illegal contributions. You can give a legal contribution to Nick Lampson for Congress at our Burnt Orange to Blue page. Early voting runs now through Nov. 2nd. Election Day is Nov. 6th. Here are Early Voting Locations for Brazoria, Galveston, and Jefferson Counties.