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Illegal campaign contributions
In May 2014, Dinesh D’Souza, the filmmaker behind the movie, “2016: Obama’s America,” pleaded guilty to asking straw donors to contribute to Long's campaign. D'Souza had two friends donate $10,000 each to Long's 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, with the understanding that he would reimburse them. On September 24, 2014, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman sentenced D'Souza to five years of probation and eight months in a community confinement center, along with a $30,000 fine and a mandatory one day of community service per week throughout the probationary period.
Long ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing New York. She sought the nomination on the Republican ticket and also ran as a Conservative. She defeated U.S. Rep. Bob Turner and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos in the June 26 Republican primary. She was defeated by incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Long and Maragos have took the more conservative stance compared to Turner. For example, Turner did not take a "no tax increases" pledge along with the other two. Turner stated that he was better prepared to compromise in order to get things accomplished in Washington. Maragos has also criticized his opponents for not seeking to repeal New York's legalization of same-sex marriage.
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- Washington Post, "‘2016’ filmmaker pleads guilty in campaign case," accessed May 23, 2014
- The Huffington Post, "Dinesh D'Souza Avoids Prison Time, Sentenced To 5 Years Probation," accessed September 24, 2014
- New York Board of Elections, "List of Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," April 23, 2012
- New York Times, "G.O.P. Senate Hopefuls Compete in a TV Debate," June 17, 2012
- Watertown Daily Times, "In north country stop, Maragos touts conservatism, visits to region," June 24, 2012
- Cook Political Report, "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," May 31, 2012
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