Thursday, July 20, 2006

Schwarz camp files FEC complaint against Walberg

U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz's campaign filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission today, alleging that Tim Walberg violated campaign finance laws, according to a story from the Associated Press.
Schwarz's camp is claiming Walberg's team used the same pollster employed by the Washington-based Club for Growth, which it says violates FEC regulations prohibiting coordinated expenditures" between a campaign and nonprofit political groups called 527s, The Jackson Citizen Patriot reported Friday.
"You have to play by the rules. There are rules and you have to play by them, and they are very clear," Schwarz said in an interview for the AP story. "And when you're dealing with large sums of money at a campaign at this level, it is paramount that you follow the rules, that you follow the law."
Walberg's campaign manager Joe Wicks called the complaint "ridiculous" and said Schwarz's wrong stances on social and economic issues forced him "to invent an issue."
"The Schwarz campaign has obviously figured out that they are in desperate shape and now they are abusing the legal system in a desperate attempt to save his political career, which is on life support," Club for Growth President Pat Toomey told the AP.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess this means the Walberg team will be working on that for a few days. Too bad. I had a bet in an office pool that this would be the week they updated his "Comparison of the Week." Now, it will be called the Bi-Monthly Comparison. I'm glad I only bet a buck...

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to think Walberg was the one demanding a clean campaign pledge.

If he can't comprehend a straight-forward campaign law, how would he function in Congress?

Walberg is simply unfit for Federal office.

3:32 PM  

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