March 25, 2014 04:20

The groups - Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 - have asked the Federal Elections Commission to look into the possible solicitation of illegal campaign contributions.

 

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two groups that advocate for campaign finance reform are raising questions about the operations of a super PAC formed by backers of Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter.

The Advocate reports that the groups - Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 - have asked the Federal Elections Commission to look into the possible solicitation of illegal campaign contributions.

The complaint deals with The Fund for Louisiana's Future, formed by Washington lawyer Charles Spies, which is backing Vitter's run for governor next year. Spies deemed the complaint "frivolous" and cast it as coming from "left-wingers" who target conservatives.

The complaint notes the super PAC's use of the same fundraisers as Vitter's U.S. Senate campaign and says there's been no required disclaimer that the fund's solicitations are not being made by Vitter.

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