CLC Files Complaint Alleging In-Kind Contribution Scheme by Protect Ohio Values PAC and JD Vance for Senate


On June 6, 2022, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Protect Ohio Values PAC, a super PAC, made illegal in-kind contributions to JD Vance for Senate, J.D. Vance’s campaign for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, in the form of polling data, voter targeting information and draft campaign communications that Protect Ohio Values provided, free of charge, to Vance’s campaign via an obscure website hidden from the general public. The complaint further alleges that the Vance’s campaign knowingly accepted these in-kind contributions and used the materials to further Vance’s candidacy, including by producing a campaign ad based on the Protect Ohio Values script.