Sherrod Brown hit with ethics complaint alleging illegal campaign contributions

The reelection campaign of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and other Democratic-aligned groups are being accused of soliciting excessive campaign contributions.

An ethics complaint filed to the Federal Elections Commission on Wednesday by the conservative watchdog group Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust seeks civil penalties against Brown’s campaign, in addition to the Ohio Democratic Party and the Ohio Grassroots Victory Fund political action committee.

“It may look as if Sen. Brown is using a complex fundraising scheme, but the reality is it appears he is simply seeking campaign contributions above the legal limit,” FACT Executive Director Kendra Arnold said in a statement. “The law must be strictly enforced against all candidates, but it is especially egregious when a long-serving U.S. senator seems to be violating this law — and the trust
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