The Republican Party is set to file a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint against the Democrat Party for alleged “illegal activities” in the Colorado Senate race.
Context: Republican Joe O’Dea is competing for the seat of incumbent Democrat Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet.
What Happened: Bennet’s campaign allegedly violated campaign law by “sending out mailers that do not include a legally required disclaimer” and “failing to disclose their donors, spending and vendors, as required by federal law.”
What the GOP Says: “Today, Chairman Rick Scott announced that the NRSC will be filing an FEC complaint on the Democrats’ illegal activities as part of their coordinated effort to hurt Republican candidate Joe O’Dea in Colorado,” the statement said.
“In their haste to meddle in the Republican primary, Democrats have clearly violated federal law and FEC rules,” NRSC chairman Rick Scott claimed in a statement attached to the release, accusing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and liberals of launching an “illegal campaign” against Republican candidate and businessman Joe O’Dea.
“While the NRSC does not get involved in primaries, we are exposing and will continue to expose the Democrats’ efforts to undermine the electoral process in a desperate attempt to protect failed Presidential candidate Michael Bennet,” Scott continued. (per The Daily Caller)