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'Cowboys for Trump' ordered to pay fines, register as group

'Cowboys for Trump' ordered to pay fines, register as group

The Associated Press
Created: July 10, 2020 07:22 PM

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico group, Cowboys for Trump has been ordered to register as a political committee in the state, and pay $7,600 in fines for not filing expenditure reports.

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Friday in a letter to the group’s lawyers that if it fails to comply she will refer the matter to the state Ethics Commission for civil enforcement of the fine.

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Cowboys for Trump has protested the requirements because it argues campaign finance laws violate free speech, and the group doesn’t meet the definition of a political committee. 


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