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FEC complaint filed against Alan Grayson



TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A Central Florida voter is filing a federal elections complaint against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, claiming he violated federal law by soliciting corporate donations for a nonfederal candidate.

The complaint mailed Wednesday takes issue with a fundraising invitation for Democrat Scott Maddox's agriculture commissioner campaign. Grayson is listed as the headlining guest on the invitation, which Grayson's House campaign sent to supporters.

The invitation for Thursday's event states the maximum contributions for individuals, corporations and political action committees. Steve Gillespie is asking for a Federal Elections Commission investigation.

An e-mail to a Grayson spokesman wasn't immediately returned.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:24am]


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