Bacardi Has Small Hiccup on FEC Form

Bacardi Has Small Hiccup on FEC Form
By The Washington Post

The Bacardi USA Political Action Committee left blank two sections of an amended statement of organization, , according to the Washington Post.

The careless act prompted the Federal Election Commission to send the group a reminder note Friday that it needed to include addresses for its treasurer and affiliated banks.

In the first quarter of 2014, Bacardi USA made just one donation – $1,000 to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who took over as chairman of the powerful Finance Committee this year. The PAC, in 2013, gave that amount to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and to a victory fund for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who is also the Democratic National Committee chairwoman.

Bacardi’s political arm gave $2,500 to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), once the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the first Cuban American elected to Congress. Bacardi was founded in Cuba, but left over family opposition to Fidel Castro.

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