2 Eyeing Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Defend Not Filing Candidacy Paperwork for 2014

CBS Philly

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Nobody likes paperwork, but for two prospective candidates for mayor of Philadelphia, trying to get around it may have gotten them in trouble with the city’s Board of Elections.

Elections supervisor Timothy Dowling says frequent Philadelphia candidate T. Milton Street and former PGW vice-president Doug Oliver both missed Monday’s deadline for filing a 2014 campaign finance report.

Both men are expected to announce their candidacies soon.

Dowling says that furthermore, Oliver failed to register his campaign committee and authorize it to spend money on behalf of his candidacy — violations of state law that Dowling maintains could be referred to the district attorney to investigate.

Both campaigns say they were following the law to the best of their understanding.

Street’s campaign acknowledged they were mistaken about what they had to file.  But Oliver says that in his case, “Mr. Dowling is the one who…

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