Democrat Wayne Herriman is new to politics, and even long-time incumbents sometimes make errors in filing campaign finance reports. But Herriman, of Muskogee, who is now in a run-off with Rob Wallace, of Fort Gibson, for the 2nd District congressional seat seems to be the only one of the Oklahoma newcomers running for Congress continually filing reports that fail to list his fundraising and expenditure totals for the entire election cycle.
Each time a candidate files a report, he or she must report their activities for that period, typically three months, and also give a running total of how much they’ve raised and spent since their candidacy began.
Herriman has now filed four reports that listed his activities for the period. But in the last three. he has put zeroes for the cumulative election totals.
The Federal Election Commission sent his campaign a letter on May 29 pointing out the problem (along with others) in the report he filed in April:
1. The totals listed on Line(s) 6(a), 6(c), 7(a), 7(c), 11(a)(iii), 11(e), 16, 17 and
22, Column B of the Summary and Detailed Summary Page(s) appear to be
incorrect. Column B figures for the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages
should equal the sum of the Column B figures on your previous report and the
Column A figures on this report. Please file an amendment to your report to
correct the Column B discrepancies for this report and all subsequent report(s)
which may be affected by this correction. Note that Column B should reflect
only the election cycle-to-date totals (11/3/10 through 11/6/12). (2 U.S.C. §
434(b) and 11 CFR § 104.3)
Herriman was supposed to have filed an amended report by July 3 but still has not done so. In the meantime, he has filed two more reports with the same problem.
This is a link to a directory of Herriman’s reports. The Request for Additional Information entry shows the letter from the FEC to Herriman.