CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Six months after he dropped out of the race, contributors to a former congressional candidate are still waiting on their refunds.
State Sen. John Unger was favored among the Democrats seeking the nomination in West Virginia's 2nd U.S. House District. But the Berkeley County lawmaker abandoned his congressional bid in late January, on the last day for candidacy filings.
Unger raised more than $171,247, including more than $45,600 posted during the campaign finance period that ended June 30. He began attracting contributions in June 2007. His latest Federal Election Commission report, filed July 15, shows he still had at least $86,600 after paying campaign expenses.
But that filing also shows he's only refunded $5,000 to his contributors so far. He returned $4,000 of that to the leadership political action committees of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., two of several such PACs that sought to aid his effort.