Ben Sorensen picked Fort Lauderdale Commission candidate Jacquelyn “Jackie” Scott as the treasurer for his US Congressional campaign. Now, he’s facing Federal fines after his campaign failed to file its financial report. Florida Politics broke the news last week that Sorensen missed the deadline to file his very first report with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).
The missing report from Sorensen is the first the Democrat was required to file after joining the race for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District in April. He faces significant fines from the Federal Election Commission. The FEC calculates fines for late filing based on financial activity, raising and spending, during the covered time period. Missing multiple filings increases those fines.—Florida Politics
Sorensen faces an uphill battle as he challenges Jared Moskowitz for the Democratic nomination to the CD 23 seat.
Perhaps Jackie Scott was too distracted by her race for the District 4 seat on the Fort Lauderdale City Commission. While Sorenson’s report was AWOL, Scott was touting how much money she raised on her social media accounts.
Instead of compiling Sorensen financial data, Jackie Scott was posting pictures with employees at Fort Lauderdale City Hall.
It appears Ben Sorensen chose poorly.
Will Fort Lauderdale District 4 voters make the same mistake in November?