Danny Davis Must Pay Fines Or Be Off Election Ballot

The congressman must pay $1,887 in fines owed to the Illinois State Election Board before he can be put on the ballot.

By Alise Blunk
|  Friday, Dec 9, 2011  |  Updated 3:22 PM CDT
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U.S. Rep. Danny Davis is dropping out of the race for Cook County Board president and will instead run for re-election to Congress.
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Congressman Danny Davis will not be put on the election ballot in March if he does not pay about $1,887 in fines owed to the Illinois State Election Board.

Davis has fines because his campaign finance disclosure reports were filed late or not at all for two of his committees, Citizens for Davis and Davis for Mayor, according to WBEZ.

The money is at least two months overdue, but Davis explained in an interview Thursday, that he's been busy with his congressional schedule, said WBEZ. He said he will find time to pay the fines on Friday using money from his campaign account.

The Illinois State Board of Elections sent a letter to local election authorities and reminded them of a law that requires candidates to pay unpaid civil penalties owed to the Board, or they will not be placed on the ballot, said local reports.

Davis is running for re-election to Congress and to be Chicago's 29th Ward Democratic committeeman.

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