Dems file FEC complaint over Roraback fundraiser
Andrew Roraback, 5th District Primary night
The state’s Democratic party has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission over a fundraiser they say was improperly advertised and organized, according to a report by the Connecticut Post’s Tom Baden.
The complaint alleges that a fundraiser for Republicans Andrew Roraback and 4th Congressional District candidate Steve Obsitnik violated FEC laws governing joint fundraising events. As Roraback and Obsitnik held the fundraiser jointly, they should have identified the fact on the invitations for the event, according to the complaint, and detailed who proceeds would benefit.
“The Roraback campaign is confident that this event complies with all FEC regulations,” campaign spokesman Chris Cooper said during a short interview Thursday, calling it a “continuing attempt to distract voters.”
“The invitation clearly indicated that was a fundraiser for Andrew,” he said.
Earlier this week, Democrats released a statement condemning the fundraiser.
“Campaign finance laws are intended let voters know where the money is going, and to keep everyone operating within the same legal framework. Both Roraback and Obsitnik are violating the law,” Connecticut Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo said in a release. “That is unacceptable for candidates seeking to make federal law.”