Ethics complaints filed against SC’s Graham after he sought donations in Senate building

Kedric Payne, general counsel and the senior director of ethics for the Campaign Legal Center, said the Ethics Committee should carry out an investigation. “It is a clear violation of the rules and there are no exceptions.” Ultimately if the Ethics Committee finds wrongdoing, Payne expects the committee to reprimand Graham because it appears to be a lone violation. “If the Ethics Committee fails to hold the senator accountable it will establish a dangerous precedent that solicitations of campaign contributions can be made in federal buildings,” CLC spokesperson Tracy King said in an email to The State.

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