The House majority leader is a busy guy. Sometimes, all of that bookkeeping and keeping track of money stuff can get in the way. Just look at this from his campaign consultant:
[…]Dear Sir or Madam,
After completing our 2017 Mid-Year Report on Thursday,July 13, 2017, we became aware of a number of discrepancies on our campaign finance reports. In order to quickly correct any errors, Inotified and discussed the matter with Jane Steffens, in your office, on July 17, 2017. During our telephone conversation, we reviewed recently filed reports and discovered an uncompleted field in the campaign reporting software which resulted in an approximate $17,000 discrepancy.
During my conversation with Ms. Steffens, I informed her that we are working with a CPA trained in campaign finance to quickly and diligently identify and correct any additional discrepancies in our reports. As part of that process, we will thoroughly review all finance reports filed, beginning in 2012, and will amend any reports necessary once our inquiry is complete.
John Bell Committee
Just for fun, I checked into the details of Bell’s latest report. He has paid Ms. Zaytoun $17,901.63.