Fresh in the inbox, a release from the Scott DesJarlais re-election campaign:
While Eric Stewart touts that he is fiscally responsible, the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says he failed to report contributions received, overstated his contributions that were reported and failed to properly maintain campaign records or follow campaign finance statutes.
Findings one through three in an audit conducted of Eric Stewart’s campaign finance activities paint the picture of a candidate who didn’t report all the contributions that he received and then exaggerated what he actually reported. Moreover, Eric Stewart kept campaign contributions records so poorly that authorities conducting the audit could not determine if he was in compliance with campaign finance statutes.
“While liberal Democrat Eric Stewart is trying to mislead voters into thinking he is a deficit hawk, reality clearly shows that he is irresponsible and sloppy when he manages even small budgets under his direct control. It’s hard to imagine having someone represent the Fourth District on federal budgetary issues in Washington who lacks the ability to balance their own bank account,” said Brandon Lewis, campaign manager for Congressman DesJarlais.
The audit in question — released in 2010 — was a review of the 2008 campaign season and is available for download right here .