Two Republican congressional candidates from New Jersey have been cited by the Federal Election Commission for not filing third quarter fundraising and spending reports required by law.
Claire Gustafson, a former Collingswood school board member challenging Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden) in the 1st district, has a propensity to file late. Her July quarterly report showed up 11 days after the deadline, and her pre-primary and April reports were also tardy. Gustafson never filed reports for her 2020 challenge to Norcross.
In the 9th district, where Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson) is seeking a 14th term, GOP challenger Billy Prempeh did not file a third quarter report.
The FEC told Gustafson and Prempeh on October 21 that they had four business days to file their reports without risk of penalty. Neither did.
“Further Commission action against non-filers and late filers is decided on a case-by-case basis,” the agency said in a statement. “Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions, and the FEC has implemented an administrative fine program with provisions for assessing monetary penalties.”