NRA Gets Hit With Another Complaint From Election Watchdog

The Trace

The Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan group that monitors campaign spending, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Monday arguing that there is “reason to believe” that the NRA made “illegal, unreported, and excessive” contributions to the campaign of Tester’s challenger, Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale.

The complaint alleges that there is strong evidence that the NRA is using what appears to be a shell company called Starboard Strategic Inc. to illegally coordinate independent expenditures with Rosendale’s campaign. Starboard Strategic is, according to the Legal Center, “functionally indistinguishable” from another political ad firm called OnMessage, which contracted directly with the Rosendale campaign as recently as June. 

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