Watchdog Asks FEC To Probe Hawaii Company’s $150K Political Donation

Honolulu Civil Beat

On Dec. 31, a conservative super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine — one of the most pivotal swing votes in Washington — received a $150,000 donation from a mysterious company based in Hawaii. The Campaign Legal Center now says that contribution could be illegal. On Monday, the nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog organization filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission asking it to investigate the donation and the company that made it — the Society of Young Women Scientist and Engineers. According to the Campaign Legal Center, the company appears to have been formed for the sole purpose of disguising where its money comes from.

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