Recent Event Highlights: SOS fines RNNM , Democrats make third request for checks, RNNM's Attorney provides SOS with additional documentation , SOS allows RNNM time extension, SOS sends RNNM request for more documentation, Democrats make 2nd request for checks, and 6 more...
Created by peter505 on Dec 1, 2012
Last updated: 12/01/12 at 09:47 PM
Tags: Reform New Mexico Now RNMN New Mexico ethics politics campaign
Secretary of State Chief of Staff Ken Ortiz sends Paul Kienzle, RNNM's attorney a letter notifying the PAC it must pay a $250 fine for violating PAC registration rules.
RNMN writes to the SOS with an explanation that the checks from the Chase Oil Corporation and the Mack Energy Corporation had holds placed on them, which explains why they were not reported until May 21, 2012.
Holguin and Wechsler write the Secretary of State to express concern about extension
The Secretary of State’s Office informs Democrats she has extended RNNM's deadline for documents.
The Secretary of State’s Office writes RNNM asking for documentation by October 4.
Democratic consultants ask SOS to again request front and back copies of RNNM's donor checks
RNMN provides SOS with check copies but does not include checks fro Mack Energy or Chase Oil Corporation.
The Secretary of State’s Office writes to RNMN requesting documentation of its claim that the original date of deposit was a typographical error.
Democratic campaign consultants Neri Holguin and Sandra Wechsler file a complaint with the Secretary of State alleging that RNMN has violated the Election Code and are subject to fine and penalty. Holguin and Wechsler request copies of both sides of all checks deposited by RNMN in 2012.
RNMN responds to the Secretary of State stating that the contributions from Chase Oil Corporation and Mack Energy Corporation were “made available” on May 21, 2012 and therefore, RNMN reported all contributions and the establishment of its political committee in a timely fashion.
The Secretary of State notifies RNMN about complaints and requests response within 15 days.
Four Democratic candidates file a complaint with the Secretary of State alleging that RNMN has violated the Election Code and are ubject to fine and penalty.
RNMN files an amended finance report and and changes dates for Mack Engery and Chase Oil contributions to May 21 From April 24. RNMN states, “There was a typo in the initial report filed with the Secretary of State by listing all contributions as 4/24/12…We were instructed on how to file an amended report and did so. The Secretary of State’s office has informed us that we are in total compliance with the law.”
In RNMN’s political committee first contribution report to the Secretary of State, filed for the May 31, 2012 deadline, it lists contributions from the Chase Oil Corporation ($130,000), the Mack Energy Corporation ($50,000) and others, as received on April 24, 2012.
Reform NM Now pays SOS $50 PAC registration fee
RNMN begins spending $100,000 to attack Democratic primary candidates with targeted direct mail pieces and radio ads