Ex-Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell opts not to explain finances

(AP Photo/Rob Carr)

(AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell has opted not to disclose her personal finances in a Federal Election Commission lawsuit.

O’Donnell’s attorneys filed a notice Tuesday waiving any argument that she would not be able to pay a penalty if she loses.


The judge ordered O’Donnell last month to disclose her income, assets and liabilities for 2014 and 2015, saying the information was relevant to her ability to disgorge funds or pay a civil penalty. But he also gave O’Donnell the option of waiving any argument regarding her inability to pay.

The lawsuit claims O’Donnell used at least $20,000 in campaign contributions to pay bills at a townhouse that also served as her 2010 campaign headquarters.

O’Donnell has denied any wrongdoing and called the lawsuit a “witch hunt.”

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