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Barrett misused $40K of campaign funds, End Citizens United alleges in FEC complaint

Sep 21, 2022

Jordyn Hermani


(MLive) End Citizens United has filed a campaign finance complaint against state Sen. Tom Barrett, accusing him of violating campaign finance laws in the fledgling days of his congressional campaign. Filed Wednesday, Sept. 21, the complaint accuses Barrett, R-Charlotte, of allegedly violating federal election law when spending a cumulative $40,000 of state campaign funds on his bid for the 7th U.S. House district. That money, the group alleges, was moved from Barrett’s state Senate campaign committee to the political consulting form Roe Strategic in four payments of $10,000 for efforts listed as “redistricting consulting.” End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller characterized the spending as being dishonest and slammed Barrett in a statement sent to MLive. “He dishonestly spent tens of thousands of his state campaign cash on his congressional campaign, then lied about what he used that money for,” she said. “We’re asking the FEC to immediately investigate Barrett and hold him accountable.”