Joe Biden Fined for ‘Sloppy Bookkeeping’


The Federal Election Commission has fined Vice-President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $219,000 for raising over-the-limit contributions and failing to pay the full rate for a joyride between New Hampshire and Iowa on a jet owned by a New York hedge fund. Biden’s press secretary, Elizabeth Alexander, said Biden will pay the full amount and that “the errors were relatively minor,” claiming the excess contribution money was less than one percent of the total raised by the campaign. Biden was also officially charged with “sloppy record-keeping.” [NYT, Politico]