NRA Draws Formal FEC Complaint From Campaign Finance Watchdog

The Trace

The Campaign Legal Center, one of Washington’s top election spending watchdogs, filed a formal complaint Monday morning with the Federal Election Commission asserting that there is “reason to believe” that the National Rifle Association violated campaign finance laws in four key Senate races in the 2014 and 2016 election cycles. The Legal Center is asking the regulator to conduct an “immediate investigation” of the NRA’s election activities, and seek “appropriate sanctions.”

“There is substantial evidence that the NRA funneled millions through a shell corporation to unlawfully coordinate with candidates it was backing,” Brendan Fischer, the director of the Legal Center, said in a press release.

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