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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Anti-Koch FEC Official to Testify Before Congress -- Ann Ravel falsely accused Kochs of campaign finance violations -- By Daniel Wiser, The Washington Free Beacon

Federal Election Commission logoThe vice chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), who once falsely accused the Koch brothers of campaign finance disclosure violations, will testify on Wednesday before a congressional hearing about anonymous campaign donations.

Ann Ravel will testify at the Senate Rules Committee hearing titled, “Dollars and Sense: How Undisclosed Money and Post-McCutcheon Campaign Finance Will Affect 2014 and Beyond.” Ravel was previously criticized for accusing Charles and David Koch of being involved in campaign finance violations in California, a claim she later stated was not true.

The controversy occurred when Ravel was chairwoman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (CFPPC). A settlement announced last year by the CFPPC required two nonprofits, the Center to Protect Patient Rights (CPPR) and Americans for Responsible Leadership (ARL), to pay $1 million to the state of California for failing to disclose “two dark money independent expenditure contributions in the 2012 election.”

The contributions were in opposition to Proposition 30, a tax hike on the wealthy, and in support of Proposition 32, a prohibition on using union dues for political purposes.

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