Sen. Martha McSally’s last fundraising report did not disclose employment information for 84 different donors who contributed more than $60,000, adding to the $2.1 million reported without such information in the last two years and rehashing an issue from a past campaign that resulted in an audit by the Federal Election Commission.

The FEC requires campaigns to disclose the employer and occupation of donors who contribute more than $200, or at least make their “best effort” to do so, including an effort to reach the donor in writing and search other campaign filings to fill in the gaps.

McSally, R-Ariz., reported Monday bringing in more than $819,000 in itemized contributions, the type that requires employment information.

Of that, $60,976 came from donors who gave between $200 and $5,600, the maximum allowed — $2,800 for the primary and $2,800 for the general election — but whose employer and job were not reported.

In 2017 and 2018, the campaign reported $2.1 million without disclosing the donors’ employers or occupations.

In May, the FEC released its audit of McSally’s 2014 campaign, finding that its filings “lacked disclosure of occupation/name of employer” for 1,266 contributions totaling $687,572.

The audit also found that the campaign “received contributions from individuals that exceeded the limit totaling $319,212” and “failed to itemize contributions from political committees totaling $32,750.”

McSally is running to keep her Senate seat next year.

Weeks after McSally lost the race to replace Sen. Jeff Flake to Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, in November, she was appointed to the Senate by Gov. Doug Ducey to serve out the remainder of the late Sen. John McCain’s term after the first fill-in, John Kyl, stepped down.


Contact Chad Smith at chad.smith@american-ledger.com