Just a day before the 5th congressional district primary, it is unclear whether Democratic candidate Dan Roberti has filed his financial disclosure with the Office of House Ethics.
Roberti is one of three Democrats vying for the nomination in the 5th Congressional District. Last month, he said he had asked for an extension in filing the disclosure so he could complete the the process of selling his stake in his father’s business.
Roberti’s trust owns a 50 percent share of Roberti Associates Global, which in turn owns Roberti Associates, one of the biggest lobbying and government relation firms in Washington D.C. The firm is run by his father, Vin Roberti.
The extension gave him until today to file his financial disclosure. Roberti had said that he planned to file it well in advance of the deadline, so it did not look like he’s dumping information on the media the day before the Aug. 14 primary.
But that was before Roberti suspended his campaign activities over the weekend to be at his dying mother’s bedside. Roberti’s mother, Kathleen Lenihan, 60, died Saturday afternoon after a nearly six year battle with cancer.
On Monday morning, Roberti’s campaign was unsure of the status of the candidate’s financial disclosure.
Roberti’s 2011 financial disclosure showed he had assets worth between $430,000 and $950,000, which included the trust and partnerships.
Since the beginning of the month of August, Roberti has loaned his campaign $322,000, bringing the total funds he’s lent the campaign up to $902,000.