Campaign watchdog agency rescinds warning letters to Hahn, De Leon

SACRAMENTO — California's campaign finance watchdog agency on Wednesday rescinded warning letters that had been sent to state Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) regarding disclosure of political spending.

The state Fair Political Practices Commission had issued the warning letters based on information provided by the secretary of State that some campaign reports in 2012 had not been filed on time by the two candidates.

But both campaigns have since provided proof that the political spending reports had been filed, according Gary Winuk, the chief of enforcement for the FPPC.

"The secretary of State's office withdrew its referral to the FPPC this morning and as a result we have rescinded our warning letters," said Winuk, who had signed the warning letters.

The Hahn campaign said in a statement that letters should never have been issued.

"Our committee properly filed the report by the designated deadline," the statement said