By Jeremy Redmonfirstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves said Monday he would file his required financial disclosure forms with the federal government after one of the GOP challengers for his seat accused him of missing a May 15 filing deadline.
Graves said he wasn’t notified until Friday that the disclosure was required. However, the website for the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct says congressional candidates must file such disclosure forms by May 15 every year. Graves filed such forms last year.
“The (House) Clerk’s office has paperwork they send you in order to fill out, and that paperwork wasn’t received by us,” Graves said in a telephone interview Monday. “And they notified us of that on Friday. We got it and it will be filed later today. It is not much of a change from our report filed last year.”
A Graves campaign official said he would send a copy of the congressman’s latest disclosure forms to the AJC, but he did not do so by press time.