The Federal Election Commission has asked New York Rep. George Santos to declare his candidacy for the 2024 election after the Long Island Republican crossed a post-election fundraising threshold.
In a letter to Santos, the FEC says he has until March 14 to “either disavow these (fundraising and spending) activities by notifying the Commission in writing that you are not a candidate, or redesignate your principal campaign committee by filing a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) and Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1).”
According to an FEC review of Santos’ filings, his campaign committee “has no debts from the previous election cycle and has accepted contributions and/or made expenditures in support of your 2024 candidacy in excess of $5,000, thus meeting the definition of ‘candidate’ per Federal Election Campaign Laws.
“This new round of scrutiny comes as the embattled freshman is expected to face an investigation by the House Ethics Committee, which could further imperil his chaotic political career. Santos’ re-election campaign is already off to a rocky start, and he may not survive the year.