NEW INFORMATION: AG candidate Ozanne finds spending records

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Attorney general hopeful Ismael Ozanne initially failed to account for spending $33,000 in campaign cash before finding missing records that fill in the gaps.

Ozanne is one of three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in an Aug. 12 primary.

His campaign turned over finance records for the first half of 2014 to state election officials Monday. The records didn't include explanations as required by state law for spending $33,000 of the $97,000 the campaign spent over those six months.

Late Thursday afternoon Ozanne's campaign treasurer issued a statement to The Associated Press saying she has been out of the state for the last several months due to a family medical situation and left the report filing to other staffers. She included a spreadsheet documenting the reasons for the spending.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Attorney general hopeful Ismael Ozanne failed to supply a reason for spending $33,000 in campaign cash on state reports.

Ozanne is one of three Democrats vying for that party's nomination in an Aug. 12 primary. His campaign has been floundering financially; the latest finance reports filed Monday with state elections officials show he had only $3,405 on hand.

A review of the reports shows Ozanne gave no reason for spending $33,500 of the $97,000 he spent during the first six months of the year.

The reports list a number of checks with no recipient as well as a number of electronic withdrawals that don't include a reason. One of the withdrawals was made from a New Orleans ATM in May.

Ozanne campaign adviser Stan Davis didn't immediately return messages.


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