FEC rejects left-wing group’s complaint alleging GOP lawmaker violated campaign finance law

The Federal Election Commission, the main independent agency overseeing federal campaign finance law, has dismissed a complaint from a left-wing group accusing a Republican lawmaker of illegally transferring funds from his state campaign committee.

The FEC, in a decision posted on its website on Friday, said the regulator rejected an April 2023 complaint filed against Rep. Nick LaLota (R-NY) by End Citizens United, a political action committee supporting Democrats that accused other GOP members of similar violations. It was a unanimous 6-0 vote by the FEC, which wrote in a May letter to the PAC that the complaint was not a priority of the agency and pertained to a “low dollar amount.” The letter did not address the merits of the accusations.

LaLota, who was first elected to Congress last year, said in
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