Ex-GOP Senate Candidate Pays FEC Fine Over Wife’s Illegal $1.3M Loans

Former Oregon Republican Senate candidate Jim Huffman, who made a run for the seat held by Sen. Ron Wyden, has reached an agreement with the Federal Election Commission that requires him, his wife and his campaign treasurer to pay a $29,900 fine for accepting $1.3 million in illegal loans from his wife during the 2010 campaign.

Huffman, according to the FEC, “reported the receipt of six loans from Huffman’s personal funds that were not from his personal funds because, based on Huffman’s personal financial disclosure statement, Huffman did not have sufficient personal funds to make the loans. As a result, the complaint alleged that the Committee accepted, and the source of the funds made, an excessive contribution.”