CARSON CITY – The campaign of 4th Congressional District candidate Danny Tarkanian has responded to a complaint filed with the Federal Elections Commission by the Nevada state Democratic Party, saying any errors will be “remedied immediately.”
The campaign issued a statement that said: “Although the campaign has yet to receive an official copy of the complaint from the FEC, we have seen copies provided by the press and are in the process of reviewing the facts in order to respond in a timely and accurate manner.
“After we complete our review of the complaint and the facts, any errors in the reports will be remedied immediately, and any other issues will be fully rectified,” the statement issued late Friday continued. “We take the reporting requirements and campaign finance rules seriously, but we recognize that the Democratic Party of Nevada would rather focus energy and attention on process complaints instead of addressing the fact that their leadership in Washington and here in Nevada has failed to reduce our national debt or help put Americans back to work.”
The alleged irregularities include Tarkanian’s failure to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign debt leftover from his failed 2010 Senate campaign.
Tarkanian, a Republican, is running for the new congressional seat created in the 2011 redistricting process. He ran in a crowded GOP primary in 2010 for the U.S. Senate seat held by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Sharron Angle won the GOP primary but lost to Reid.
The Las Vegas Sun reported last month that Tarkanian failed to include the debt from his Senate bid in his FEC filing for his congressional bid. Tarkanian said he had recently changed accountants and would amend the report to reflect the fact his campaign owes him more than $260,000.