The Clarion-Ledger: Group Says Chris McDaniel Campaign, Super PAC Broke Federal Law
The Campaign Legal Center has filed a Federal Elections Commission complaint that Chris McDaniel's U.S. Senate campaign and a super PAC that supports him have illegally coordinated events and spending.
McDaniel called the complaint "completely bogus" and "another establishment dirty trick" and appeared to blame the nonpartisan nonprofit's complaint on a potential opponent for the Senate.
"When your candidate is in third place and President Trump opposes your candidate, you file an FEC complaint," McDaniel said, apparently referring to Cindy Hyde-Smith. Gov. Phil Bryant announced he would appoint Hyde-Smith to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Thad Cochran on April 1. There have been media reports that an internal National Republican Senate Committee poll showed Hyde-Smith in third place behind McDaniel and any generic Democrat.