U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (R) filed amended campaign finance reports July 6, after being notified by the Federal Election Commission in June about errors.
According to the FEC website, all six reports in this election cycle were amended from the campaign's original filings.
The 10-term congressman has had the second-highest number FEC notifications of any member of Congress since 2003, according to Roll Call. The latest inaccuracies appeared in a March 31 pre-primary report. Bartlett is running for re-election in District 6 against Democrat John Delaney of Potomac.
Bartlett did not respond to repeated requests for comment on the amended reports.
The FEC's press office confirmed Bartlett filed the amended report on July 6, before the July 9 deadline imposed in the June 4 letters. By complying with the deadline, Bartlett can avoid an audit.
Bartlett was audited by the FEC in 2008, and had 21 unreported transactions; the audit found no intentional wrongdoing.
In a letter dated June 4 to Bartlett's campaign treasurer Robert Perry, the FEC notes the report did not identify individual donors with full name, complete mailing address, occupation and name of employer, including the Miller Group International and Shamrock Restaurant in Thurmont.
In a separate letter, also dated June 4, the FEC notified Bartlett he failed to attribute contributions and provide identification from members of an unincorporated proprietorship or partnership. Under disbursements of cash, Bartlett itemized expenses, but did not list the purpose of the $186,000 to political consulting firm Dresner, Wickers, Barber, Sanders, labeling it simply “consulting,” or “consulting retainer.”
According to the FEC website, Bartlett's campaign has received 41 requests from the FEC for more information since 2007 and 2010. He paid an administrative fine of $5,000 to Federal Election Commission for violation of reporting requirements during that time.