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Democratic congressional candidate Stephanie Schmid. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe)

Schmid’s FEC filings still don’t line up

$559.90 unaccounted for in former congressional candidate’s April quarterly

By Nikita Biryukov, April 16 2021 11:34 am

It’s April 2021, and Stephanie Schmid’s campaign finance filings still don’t line up.

The former congressional candidate reported spending $5,821.59 over the first three months of the year in campaign finance filings submitted to the Federal Election Commission.

She said that left her with $12,739.82 in her account, but those numbers don’t quite make sense. Schmid reported having $19,121.31 on hand at the end of last year, but the spending and reserves she reported in forms filed earlier this week add up to $18,561.41.

That means there’s $559.90 unaccounted for. It’s not as large an error as appeared in some of her previous reports. There was more than $22,000 unaccounted for in her year-end filings.

Schmid’s single largest expense in the first three months of the year was a $2,000 payment to Schofer Dillberg & Company for accounting.

She also paid $1,471.35 to Perkins Coie, LLP for legal services and $1,200 to an unnamed campaign deputy for compliance software.

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