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Watchdog Group Accuses Senate G.O.P. Campaign Arm of Breaking the Law

Sep 21, 2022

Isaac Stanley-Becker


(Washington Post) The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Senate GOP’s campaign arm, illegally used money from a special legal fund to pay for ads and other campaign expenditures, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission. The complaint was filed by the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group, and End Citizens United, a Democratic-aligned political action committee. National party committees are permitted to maintain special purpose accounts — not subject to the same contribution limits that govern ordinary giving — for such purposes as nominating conventions, preparing for recounts and conducting other legal activities.