Senator Pat Toomey received more than $10,000 from major GOP-donor Richard Stephenson. However, according to new FEC documents, Stephenson reimbursed himself for those donations, making the contributions illegal.
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POLITICO Pro: Major GOP donor admits to campaign finance law violations
A chain of for-profit hospitals owned by a major GOP donor admitted to illegally reimbursing executives for hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to political candidates over a decade-long period, according to FEC documents obtained by POLITICO.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America admits to paying out $700,000 over a 12-year period ending in 2014 to reimburse donations to 31 different political candidates.
Besides Romney and the senators facing reelection in 2018, more than $10,000 went to Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, South Carolina Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds.
The company’s founder, Richard Stephenson, has donated hundreds of thousands to Republican politicians and committees and once served as a top board member of the conservative group FreedomWorks.