Obama ’08 Campaign Fined

    Image #: 18534785    epa03298427 US President Barack Obama waves at the podium before delivering remarks at a campaign event at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 06 July 2012. The President wraps up a two-day 'Betting on America' bus tour, in which he visited Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. During his campaign bus tour, Obama highlighted efforts to boost the economy by investments in manufacturing, the auto industry and job growth.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS /LANDOV

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    "Betting On America" was more expensive than he imagined. President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign was hit with a record $375,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission Friday for violations related to donations received during the final days of the campaign. The fines-are detailed in a document obtained by Politico. In it, the FEC reports a series of "missing 48-hour notices" for over 1300 contributions which amounted to more than $1.8 million dollars. The fines are the result of an audit spurred by complaints from the Republican National Committee.

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