A few days ago, CCP filed a PDC complaint against Jon Russell.
Russell, best known for an abortive congressional campaign and working so diligently to screw up Washougal city government, isn't the most transparent campaigner you're ever going to see.
In fact, Russell has, to this point, filed manually in a deliberate effort to cover up his donations and expenditures, all the while knowing (and hence, all the while violating PDC law) that he would have expenditures in excess of $10,000.
That was complaint Number One of Five.
One of the immediate results of filing this complaint seems to be this:
From: Jennifer Hansen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]How cool is that?
June 24, 2010 5:32 PM
Subject: PDC Filing Reminder - Weekly C-3s
A filing reminder from the PDC for 2010 candidates and their treasurers:
Mailed reports are filed when they are postmarked; electronically filed reports are filed when they are transmitted. E-filed reports can be submitted 24 hours a day. Any candidate may e-file contribution and expenditure reports, candidates who spend or expect to spend $10,000 must e-file their reports.*
I file this complaint against Russell, and 2 days later, this pops out.
Regardless; as of this writing, Russell chooses to continue to break the law while continuing to run an opaque campaign.
Oddly, I never believed that campaign laws were mere suggestions. Apparently, Russell, who, as chair of the Washougal Finance Committee oversaw every aspect of the Stacee Sellers debacle, doesn't agree.
Cross posted at Jon Russell Watch.