Associated Press: Senate Candidate Criticizes Group That Complained About Him


Republican Chris McDaniel said he believes the Campaign Legal Center is violating its IRS status as a nonprofit group by engaging in political activity.

"I'd like to say that I've never seen a nonprofit take the brazen step of expressly engaging in political activities but CLC is well-known for using its status as a nonprofit as a cover for directly trying to influence the outcome of elections," McDaniel said in a statement.

Adav Noti, senior director of trial litigation for the center, responded that the center has a long history of filing complaints against candidates, political action committees and organizations.

"In strict compliance with our nonpartisan mission, we never take a position on the merits of candidates," Noti said in a statement. "We care only that candidates follow the law."

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