FEC Finds Problems with ARMPAC

The Bureau of National Affairs reports today that a Federal Election Commission audit of Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay's Americans for a Republican Majority PAC has revealed that "soft" money was innaproppriately used. According to the report, ARMPAC owes $203,483 to its soft-money or "non-federal" account, Kenneth P. Doyle writes.

"The types of expenses paid by ARMPAC included costs to hold several fund-raising events, in California, Orlando, Fla., and Puerto Rico. ARMPAC also used too much soft money to pay for administrative expenses and voter-mobilization efforts, the FEC audit found."