Democrats File FEC Complaint Accusing Scott Brown Of Disclosure Violations

May 1, 2014 3:13 PM
Democrats File FEC Complaint Accusing Scott Brown Of Disclosure Violations
" CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Democratic Party accused Republican Scott Brown on Thursday of failing to disclose expenses associated with his time spent exploring a run for office.

Democrats filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commissions four days after a television interview in which Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts, discussed his decision to run for the U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire now held by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

“It was a gradual process, obviously, because it’s a very big life and family decision. The fact that Gail and I made that decision, it was actually on Valentine’s Day … ” Brown told WMUR-TV, going on to describe a dinner during which his wife told him, “I’m in, the kids are in, go take back our country, go win this thing.”

Democrats say the interview proves Brown decided to run a month before he announced his exploratory committee and filed a statement of candidacy on March 14. If that was the case, and he had spent at least $5,000 before then, he would have been required to file a statement of candidacy by March 1 "

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