Rev. Al Sharpton’s unsuccessful presidential campaign had nearly $1 million in debt at the end of 2019 — more than 15 years after his 2004 presidential bid.
Sharpton’s former campaign treasurer Andrew Rivera is responsible for paying off the $925,713.78 in debt.
“I have asked Andrew Rivera, the finance chair of my 2004 campaign, to set up a meeting with the Federal Election Commission so that I can resolve any campaign debts related to Sharpton 2004,” Sharpton told the New York Post. “I am willing to work out a settlement for all claims with my own money to the degree that I’m allowed and will raise money directly … Even if I am not legally liable for it, I am certainly morally responsible.”
Sharpton and Rivera settled with the FEC in 2009 on a separate matter: violating federal campaign finance laws. Sharpton and his campaign agreed to pay $285,000 in civil penalties.
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