NRA and GOP candidate Involved In Campaign Coordination ‘Scheme’, Watchdog Groups Allege

The Hill Reporter

Missouri Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley and the National Rifle Association appear to be in cahoots with one another, apparently working together in a scheme to thwart Federal Election Commission regulations that disallow coordination between candidates and third party groups, a new complaint alleges.

The complaint was filed jointly by the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign watchdog group, and Giffords, a gun-violence prevention organization. Much of the research that uncovered the scheme was also uncovered by The Trace as well as Mother Jones magazine, according to reporting from the latter.

The complaint is the third made in four months that accuses the pro-gun group of trying to circumvent laws that are meant to prevent groups from coordinating with candidates to win elections.

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