NC congressman fined $11,000 for campaign finance reporting violations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop’s campaign was fined more than $11,000 for campaign finance reporting violations during his 2019 special election victory. The campaign paid the fine last year, but the case was just recently made public by the Federal Election Commission, which keeps cases confidential until they are closed. The case closed with a Feb. 23 letter to Bishop’s campaign treasurer. Bishop, a Charlotte Republican, defeated Democrat Dan McCready in a 2019 special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. It was his first run for federal office after winning one term i…

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