Governor Gibbons Complaint Dismissed

The Federal Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint against Governor Jim Gibbons for an alleged campaign finance violation while he was in Congress, but ordered his political action committee to pay $2,000.

The FEC said the complaint from Bill Romjue, campaign manager for Democrat Dina Titus who ran for governor in 20006 against Gibbons, alleged that Gibbons violated federal law when his state PAC, the Silver State Leadership Fund, accepted five corporate contributions from November 2002 to November 2004.

The FEC said the Gibbons camp maintained that "to the best of their knowledge" the contributions were received prior to the effect date of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 or from sources permissible under the act.