Out of town Beverly Hills lawyer Bryan Caforio is at it again. This time attempting to mislead his donors by sending out multiple emails claiming Vice President Pense was holding a $100,000 plate fundraiser for Congressman Steve Knight. This is not only a complete fabrication but not even a possibility since the donor limit for Congress is limited to $2700 per cycle, which means donors could only give Congressman Knight a max donation of $5400 ($2700 for Primary and $2700)
Contribution Limits For Congress
An individual may give a maximum of:
- $2,700 per election to a federal candidate or the candidate’s campaign committee.2 Notice that the limit applies separately to each election. Primaries, runoffs and general elections are considered separate elections.
- $5,000 per calendar year to a PAC. This limit applies to a PAC (political action committee) that supports federal candidates. (PACs are neither party committees nor candidate committees. Some PACs are sponsored by corporations and unions–trade, industry and labor PACs. Other PACs, often ideological, do not have a corporate or labor sponsor and are therefore called nonconnected PACs.) PACs use your contributions to make their own contributions to federal candidates and to fund other election-related activities.
- $10,000 per calendar year to a State or local party committee. A State party committee shares its limits with local party committees in that state unless a local committee’s independence can be demonstrated.
- $33,900 per calendar year to a national party committee. This limit applies separately to a party’s national committee, House campaign committee and Senate campaign committee.
- $100 in currency (cash) to any political committee. (Anonymous cash contributions may not exceed $50.) Contributions exceeding $100 must be made by check, money order or other written instrument.
Deceptive moves like this are nothing new for Mr. Caforio, who spent mountains of cash during the 2016 campaign on unreported Independent expenditures for candidate Hillary Clinton. Federal Election commission defines an Independent expenditure as “an expenditure by a person for a communication expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate that is not made in cooperation, consultation, or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, a candidate’s authorized committee, or their agents, or a political party committee or its agents.” This means that Bryan Caforio’s borage of mailers attacking candidate Trump and Congressman Knight should have been reported to the FEC as an Independent expenditure.
We find it very alarming that democrats like Caforio will claim to support campaign regulations until it doesn’t serve their personal agendas, then suddenly they slip into the shadows and try to undermine the very regulations that they wanted to be put in place. Examples can be found here & here!