Complaint Filed Against Patriots for America
PoliticoPro has an article about ethics complaints filed against Patriots for America. This is the anti-Grietens group that has not filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Pull Quote: A super PAC created to attack Missouri gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens has been hit with two campaign finance complaints for failing to report its activities. The super PAC, Patriots for America, was formed last year by Adam McLain, a former staffer for John Brunner, one of Greitens’ rivals in the Republican primary. A website created by the PAC so enraged Greitens that he phoned Brunner and called him a “weasel” on a taped call that was later leaked to the press. The complaints, filed by a Greitens supporter, allege that the Patriots for America broke federal and state election law by filing false reports to the Federal Election Commission and by not reporting its activities to the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Super PACs routinely take steps to obfuscate their activities, but few have gone as far as Patriots for America in concealing both the sources of its funds and how it has spent the money. The complaints make it more likely that Patriots for America will be one of the few super PACs to face significant legal trouble this cycle….
See the FEC complaint here.
See the MEC complaint here.