Bachmann paid campaign finance fine before announcing retirement

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who is already under investigation for campaign finance practices stemming from her 2012 presidential campaign, also recently faced a fine related to her 2010 reelection campaign.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) speaks at a press conference with Tea Party leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) speaks at a press conference with tea party leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Federal Election Commission documents show Bachmann on May 1 paid an $8,000 penalty for inaccurate disclosure of her campaign's finances.

According to the documents, Bachmann failed to accurately disclose more than $200,000 in receipts and disbursements in 2010 -- money that was later disclosed in amended reports filed in May 2011, after the FEC flagged her initial reports.

The agreement was reached April 18 -- well before Bachmann announced she would not seek reelection in 2014.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

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