Another contractor scrutinized for giving to John James super PAC

The Detroit News

A watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday against a Grand Rapids-based company for allegedly violating the longstanding prohibition on political contributions by federal contractors. As a government contractor, Skytron LLC is prohibited from donating to candidates and political committees during a period when a federal contract is negotiated or performed, according to the complaint by the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.

"What’s notable is the contribution was made after the Haworth contribution was publicized and after that contribution was returned, so Skytron should have been on notice that this was illegal, and Outsider PAC certainly was on notice that they can’t accept contributions from federal contractors," said Brendan Fischer, Director of the CLC's Federal Reform Program.

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