Immigrant group, GOP fined by Wash. PDC

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SEATTLE (AP) -- OneAmerica Votes -- the campaign arm of the state's largest immigrant advocacy group -- has been fined $3,000 by Washington's Public Disclosure Commission for failing to properly register as a political committee and to timely report contributions and expenditures.

The Seattle Times reports that the PDC also fined the House Republican Organizing Committee for failing to report $120,000 contribution to the state Republican Party.

The PDC suspended $1,500 of the $3,000 fine imposed on OneAmerica, which admitted wrongdoing because of miscommunication and lack of experience as a political committee. The commission also suspended $500 of the $1,700 fine to the Republican organization. Both fine suspensions stand if both groups don't break any more rules in the next four years.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com