Joe Kennedy campaign self-reports improperly using $1.5M in election funds

Rep. Joe Kennedy III’s campaign said it used $1.5 million worth of donations for the general election improperly during the last weeks of the Massachusetts Democratic primary, which he lost to Sen. Ed Markey.

Kennedy said he didn’t know the campaign had used the funds. After the alleged violation was brought to his attention, Kennedy reimbursed the campaign with his own money.

According to campaign finance laws, candidates are not allowed to use funds for the general election on the primary.

“After an internal review, I believe it was an honest mistake by those involved, resulting from misinformation,
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