McSally, Schweikert Get Support From Group With Ties to McConnell, Rove
Reps. Martha McSally and David Schweikert are getting a boost from a group with ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Karl Rove, powerful Republican allies who have seen their influence tested in the Trump era.
Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center in Washington, said One Nation stretches the limits of permissible political activity for a non-profit.
Social welfare organizations are generally permitted to spend less than half their funds on political activities, but nearly all of One Nation's ads run outside the time frame when such commercials are clearly considered political activity, Fischer said. The Arizona ads, for example, fall outside the 30-day window for the state's Aug. 28 primary.