Thursday, April 17, 2014
Sen. Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon, narrowly retained his seat after a recount Friday, but missed a political finance disclosure deadline by a longshot.
Mason's Charting Maine's Future PAC made a $1206 radio ad buy on Caribou's Channel X Radio just two days before the election, and by Maine law should have reported the purchase Nov. 5. Mason didn't file the required disclosure with the state ethics commission until Nov. 14.
The ads supported three Aroostook County Republicans: Jonathan.J. Roy (who lost House District 2 in the Madawaska area to Democrat Kenneth Theriault), Mike Nadeau (who upset longtime speaker John Martin in House District 1) and Peter Edgecomb (who lost to incumbent Sen. Troy Jackson in Senate District 35).
Barring special circumstances, Mason's PAC would be liable to pay a small fine for the late filing.Tweet
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