Democrat Group Files Ethics Complaint Against David Vitter

The American Democracy Legal Fund, a democratic group, announced that they have filed an ethics complaint against Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), claiming the conservative lawmaker is breaking state campaign finance restrictions by giving $100,000 to an independent super PAC supporting him in the governor’s race.

The democrat group filed the complaint with the Louisiana Ethics Board, asking the board to investigate a contribution Vitter made of $100,000 from his federal campaign account to the Fund for Louisiana’s Future, a super PAC supporting the conservative for governor.

However, the complaint may not hold up, as a federal judge most recently threw out the state’s law which limits politicians to contributing to super PAC’s supporting them, as well as lifting the $100,000 limit. Now, Vitter and other gubernational candidates can contribute as much federal campaign cash to independent PACs as they want.

By law, federal campaign cash cannot be switched over to gubernational campaign accounts. Vitter, though, has skirted the restriction by using super PACs to transfer his campaign money.

The Louisiana Ethics Board will decide privately whether or not to investigate the matter.

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