Congressional Challenger Recchia Fined for Council Campaign

The campaign committee for City Councilman Domenic Recchia just got fined $375 for receiving “over-the-limit contributions” during the 2005 election cycle, according to a public statement by the city’s Campaign Finance Board.

It’s not all that much money, but Recchia is now hoping to unseat Congressman Vito Fossella, and his challenger for the Democratic nomination, lawyer Steve Harrison, will likely bring it up as the campaign gets going.

Two other City Council committees were fined:

Pamela Junior, who ran unsuccessfully ran for Councilwoman Darlene Mealy’s seat in Brooklyn, was fined $3,960, mostly for not reporting independent expenditures. Bill de Blasio’s committee was fined $937, mostly for exceeding expenditure limits.