Bob Good GOP challenger accused of using deceased treasurer to authorize campaign finances

The Republican candidate seeking to oust Freedom Caucus Chairman Bob Good (R-VA) could face an investigation over allegations he listed a deceased person as his campaign treasurer to approve finance reports. 

In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber last week, John McGuire is accused of making “serious financial discrepancies” in previous campaigns for the state legislature as well as for Congress. The letter specifically cites reports from McGuire’s run for Virginia’s House of Delegates in 2021 that showed the candidate’s fundraising arm, Friends of John McGuire, listing David Matthew Clemens as the campaign treasurer even after his death in October of that year. 

Clemens was appointed treasurer on July 26, 2021, according to the group’s statement of organization, and was tasked with authorizing all expenditure reports in that position. Clemens later died on Oct. 10, 2021,
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