O'Donnell: FEC complaint dismissed

O'Donnell: FEC complaint dismissed

May 22, 2011
By Jennifer Epstein, Politico

Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell says the Federal Election Commission has dropped a campaign finance complaint filed against her last year by the state Republican Party.

O’Donnell’s attorney, Cleta Mitchell, of the Washington law firm Foley & Lardner, told POLITICO that she received a letter from the FEC on Wednesday, informing her that the agency had “dismissed a complaint that was filed by the Delaware Republican Party.”

In a Twitter update early Thursday afternoon, the tea party-backed Republican announced “Breaking News! FEC dismissed the DE GOP Ex-Chair’s complaint against me.”

The complaint, Mitchell said, suggested that there was “supposedly coordination” between O’Donnell’s campaign and the Tea Party Express, something O’Donnell’s camp has denied. “It was a stupid complaint to begin with,” she added.

In her message, O’Donnell said the complaint “was a frivolous, politically motivated move in the first place!”

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