As Crawford pointed out, these letters are common. A few other PACs that have received similar letters, called “Requests For Additional Information (RFAI)”, from the FEC include:

Barack Obama’s Hopefund, Inc. with 16;

John Kerry’s Citizen Soldier Fund with 17;

Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC Inc. with 9;

And many others.

If the FEC needs more information or if they have detected an error, they alert the PAC treasurer by sending a letter. It’s that simple. Tim Crawford has already addressed the issues in the letter, so why is this receiving attention when similar situations involving prominent politicians have gone unnoticed in the past?