Virginia Democrats Hide Massive Union Contribution

From the Washington Post:

The Virginia Democratic Party failed to properly disclose a $200,000 donation it received in early September from a labor union, party officials admitted . . . .

On Sept. 4, the Laborers’ Political League Education Fund gave the state party $200,000, which at the time was the largest contribution the state party had received in at least a decade, excluding transfers from candidates or other Democratic committees. But the state party never reported it until Oct. 15, when it filed its quarterly campaign finance report.

After being questioned by the Washington Post, party officials said they mistakenly failed to abide by the law.

“The Democratic Party of Virginia’s compliance operation missed advance reporting on a September contribution,” said Jared Leopold, a spokesman for the Virginia Democratic Party. “The Party acknowledges the error. Today, the Party reached out to the State Board of Elections to report the oversight and remedy the situation.” . . .

Since Sept. 1, the party has collected $570,000 from four labor unions, including $205,000 on Oct. 21 from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, campaign finance records show.