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FEC: Edwards Campaign Owes $2.1M

The Federal Election Commission said on Friday that former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards owes the U.S. Treasury $2.1 million—and the defunct campaign must repay it within 30 days. The FEC report says Edwards received $12.9 million from the U.S. Treasury during the 2008 campaign--$2.1 million more than his entitlement. The FEC rejected arguments by Edwards’s lawyers that the commission’s problems led to an incorrect finding on the entitlement, and Edwards’s lawyers said they won’t be pursuing the matter further. This case is separate from Edwards’s pending criminal trial, which is set to start jury selection this month.