This time it’s for real, according to Steve Lonegan’s gubernatorial campaign.
They will receive their sixth submission for matching funds, which has been held up by the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), tomorrow.
Lonegan strategist Rick Shaftan said that that ELEC’s commissioners received a complaint about a fundraising mailing his campaign sent out in which they included visible dollar bills inside envelopes to encourage recipients to open the fundraising plea. The commission wants details on the mailing, including how many the campaign sent out.
“We’re going to continue to get two-to-one matching funds. Nobody’s cutting that off, and we’ll have all the money we need to go onto the primary and then November,” said Shaftan, who said that rumors that ELEC was investigating Lonegan’s ties to his old employer, Americans for Prosperity, were false.
“There are some things they want and we’ll get it to them. It shouldn’t be a problem,” he said.
The commission does not comment on ongoing investigations. If the Lonegan campaign does indeed receive matching funds tomorrow, it should show up on the ELEC Web site at 10 a.m. on Thursday.