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Heller Continues to Receive Illegal “Cheap Discount” for Social Media Consulting From His Son’s Company

The Nevada State Democratic Party have the receipts showing Sen. Dean Heller is continuing to receive illegal donations through a cheap family discount on services provided by his son’s Utah-based music production company, Heller Enterprises LLC. During the pre-primary reporting period, Heller’s campaign reported paying Heller’s son another $5,000, which appears to be a similar rate to what the campaign accidentally admitted was a “cheap discount” and “below market rate” last month.

Last month, the NV Dems filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) over Heller’s re-election campaign and his son admitting to violating campaign finance laws based on these payments. A recent report from the Reno Gazette-Journal found that Heller’s campaign had previously paid Heller Enterprises LLC at least $52,500 since July 2016 for “social media consulting services.” Heller Enterprises is not a paid vendor for any other federal campaign. In an attempt to defend these ethically questionable payments, Heller’s campaign and his son made the problem worse: corporations are strictly prohibited from donating to federal campaign committees, and these in-kind contributions were never reported to the FEC.

BACKGROUND

Heller For Senate Paid Heller Enterprises $5,000 Dollars For Social Media Services Between 4/1/18 And 5/23/18. [Federal Election Commission, Heller for Senate Pre-Primary Report, 6/6/18]