Rep. Ellen Tauscher fires fund-raiser

Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, fired her Washington, D.C., fund-raising consulting firm this week after she learned the firm failed to report several contributions of $1,000 or more within the 48-hour notification period required prior to an election.

The disclosures should have been filed June 4 but were filed instead on June 5.

“I have consistently supported campaign finance reform and a more transparent process so voters are fully informed of who is contributing to a candidate,” she said in a prepared statement.

The firm is Fraioli & Associates.

Tauscher had no primary opponent in Tuesday’s election but she will have an opponent in the November general election: Republican Darcy Pearl Linn of Pleasant Hill.