Second Watchdog Group Files FEC Complaint Against Ernst

By: Elizabeth Meyer, Iowa Starting Line, December 16, 2019

A second watchdog group announced today it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission in response to reporting about Sen. Joni Ernst’s ties to an Iowa-based “dark money” organization.

The nonprofit Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the FEC in a letter to investigate the campaign’s ties to Iowa Values, a 501 (c)(4) allegedly working with Ernst to help reelect her to the Senate.

Click here to read CfA’s FEC complaint.

On Dec. 9, the American Democracy Legal Fund also called for an investigation into Ernst’s campaign.

Campaign finance laws forbid political nonprofits like Iowa Values from directly coordinating with politicians or making advocacy for a candidate a central part of their operations.

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