Greitens Accused Of $100K Campaign Finance Violation

The St. Louis Dispatch reports:

An advocacy group is alleging former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens improperly tapped his state campaign fund to help pay for his current bid for the U.S. Senate.

In a complaint filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission, Washington-based Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit focused on campaign finance laws and ethics, said the Republican spent more than $100,000 from his Missouri account to finance the startup costs of his political comeback attempt.

The potentially unlawful spending included payments to a longtime aide who is now his Senate campaign manager, as well as to public relations firms and media consulting firms, and for digital media costs, the complaint noted.

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