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Pelosi committee fined by FEC

AP reports:

A fund-raising committee run by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was fined $21,000 for improperly accepting donations over federal limits, according to records and interviews. The political action committee, Team Majority, was one of two PACs Pelosi used to support candidates during the 2002 campaign. She stopped raising and donating money through the committee more than a year ago, after complaints that she was using the multiple PACs improperly to exceed limits.

The fine, paid in October, was reported in Team Majority's year-end campaign finance records, released recently. The case is still open, and the Federal Election Commission would not comment.

Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said the fine involved donations made to more than two dozen candidates from both of Pelosi's leadership PACs, Team Majority and PAC to the Future, that together exceeded federal limits.