WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission on Tuesday declared Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson eligible to receive federal matching funds for his 1988 campaign.
In a unanimous vote, the commission certified Jackson to get his first allocation in the amount of $227,424, FEC spokesman Fred Eiland said.
Jackson is the last of the 13 major party candidates to become eligible for the matching funds. The others received their first checks from the U.S. Treasury on Monday.
In other action, the FEC told two firms that want to receive Gary Hart's $100,000 in 1988 campaign matching funds to satisfy some 1984 debts that it has no power to send them the money.