Pulse Newsletter: Sen. Susan Collins Seeks Changes To Insurrection Commission Amid Growing GOP Opposition

Maine Public Radio

In addition to allegedly reimbursing friends and family for roughly $45,000 in direct donations to Collins’ campaign in a straw donor scheme, Kao is also alleged to have diverted $150,000 in corporate funds to the 1820 PAC, a violation of the federal contractor ban. According to Brendan Fischer, with the Campaign Legal Center, a campaign finance watchdog, PACs are not allowed to accept contributions when they know they're being made in the name of another.

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