KTAR News: GOP primary winner faces 2nd federal election law complaint


The complaint against former state Sen. Debbie Lesko was filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday by the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington-D.C.-based group that supports strong enforcement of the finance laws.

It alleges that her transfer of $50,000 from her state campaign to an independent group that spent nearly all the cash backing her congressional run was illegal.

Brendan Fischer, the Campaign Legal Center’s director of federal and FEC reform director, called the transfer a violation of the bar on state campaign funds being used to support a federal election effort and “a form of political money laundering that the FEC must address.”

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