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Campaign Finance Issues for HHS Secretary?

We have previously covered the campaign finance issues with the recent special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. Both candidates- Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel- did nothing illegal, but activities surrounding those campaigns embodied rationale for reform.

Now, there are concerns about the leader they campaign to replace, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Groups are launching complaints that the former congressman gave $40,000 from his accounts to America Rising, the pro-Trump group that aired ads and conducted research aimed at confirming Price.

“On or around the date that Price for Congress reported its $40,000 payment to America Rising Corp., America Rising Squared began promoting research and videos supporting Price’s confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services,” the complaint alleges.[1]

Essentially, the complainers believe that the use of funds constitutes personal use- for his own benefit. They are urging the FEC to step in.

More information can be found HERE.

What do you think? Do you see this complaint going anywhere? Do you think it should? Join the conversation on Facebook and continue to check Take Back.org for the latest thoughts on reform.

[1] http://politics.blog.myajc.com/2017/07/07/watchdog-groups-allege-tom-price-illegally-used-campaign-funds-to-bolster-cabinet-bid/

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