Ald. Anthony Beale's campaign is blaming a "glitch in the software" for failing to identify the origin of $44,000 of the $49,000 in donations to his congressional campaign.
Beale's campaign for congress will file a new congressional financial disclosure after the Chicago Sun-Times asked questions about $44,000 in donations that weren't accounted for in filing documents last week.
Beale, who is running for Jesse Jackson's former seat in the 2nd Congressional district, had claimed almost $50,000 in receipts in its campaign fund but only accounted for $5,000 of it in a form filed with the Federal Elections Commission. Federal election laws say that only donations less than $200 need not be itemized.
"We're doing an amendment. There was a glitch in the software," said DelMarie Cobb, Beale's campaign spokeswoman.
"We called them, we were very upset. When you asked me, I did not know what you were talking about but the moment I looked at it, it was clear as day."
Cobb said the new filing will be "completely redone and will consist of 15 pages."
She said the glitch happened when the $44,000 was inputed on the wrong line, one that was for non-itemized contributions. The Sun-Times first asked Beale's people about the discrepancy on Friday.