Rep. Stockman Drops His Old, Debt-Riddled Campaign Committee And Starts New One

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) seems to want to forget about his old campaign committee.

On Dec. 30 Stockman, who is challenging Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), registered a new campaign committee, Steve Stockman for Senate, according to the Center for Public Integrity. The thing is, Stockman already has a campaign committee —Friends of Congressman Steve Stockman, which is currently carrying $163,000 in debt, according to federal records.

What’s more, since 2012, Friends of Congressman Steve Stockman amended its financial disclosures to the FEC 35 times in order to “correct various errors or irregularities” the Center for Public Integrity. Those changes include trying to explain campaign donations that aren’t legal.

The amendments to the financial disclosures come a few months after the Houston Chronicle reported that two congressional aides to Stockman improperly contributed money to Stockman’s congressional campaign.

Stockman has struggled to wage an even decently organized campaign. In December TPM reported on the Stockman campaign headquarters, which had been recently shut down by local Texas officials for fire code violations.

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