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Campbell fined for excess contributions

AP in California reports:

Federal elections officials Monday announced a $79,000 fine for campaign finance violations against the 2000 U.S. Senate campaign of then-GOP Congressman Tom Campbell.

Campbell, who lost the race to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, is now dean of the business school at the University of California, Berkeley.

His campaign has also agreed to refund $104,434 in excess contributions, the Federal Election Commission said.

The fine and repayment are the result of FEC findings that Campbell's campaign and its treasurer accepted excessive contributions and failed to correctly disclose some financial activity.