Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC fined for accepting foreign donations
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission is fining a super PAC that supported former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush for accepting over $1.3 million in illegal donations from Chinese nationals.
The Right to Rise super political action committee was fined $390,000 for soliciting the foreign contributions during the 2016 campaign. American Pacific International Capital, a Chinese-owned company, was fined $550,000 for giving the donation.
The federal agency hasn’t publicly announced the decision. But the Campaign Legal Center, which brought the FEC complaint, released agency documents announcing the fine on Monday.
A Right to Rise spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The group raised $121 million for Bush’s failed presidential bid.
Bush is a former Florida governor, as well as the brother and son of former presidents.