SUPER PAC THAT HELPED DEFEAT KRIKORIAN MAY HAVE VIOLATED LAW
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
USA Today published reported on Tuesday that a mystery Super-PAC
that funded robocalls in support of Armenian-American Congressional
candidate David Krikorian’s opponent, William R. Smith, may have
violated election laws.
“Four days before Ohio’s primary election, Democratic voters in the
2nd Congressional District received a blitz of automated telephone
calls supporting William R. Smith, a candidate who didn’t campaign,
raised no money and gave no media interviews before the election,”
begins the story by USA Today’s Gregory Korte and Fredreka Schouten.
Smith won the Democratic primary against Krikorian with 59 votes.
“The ‘Victory Ohio Super PAC’ claimed credit for the ‘robocalls,’
but it is not registered with the Federal Election Commission and
hasn’t disclosed any contributions or spending to federal regulators,”
USA Today reports.
“Campaign-finance experts say the group probably has violated federal
election law. Under federal rules, groups must report last-minute
activity to the FEC if they spend more than $1,000 on automated calls,
mailings or advertising that directly advocate the election or defeat
of a federal candidate. Such spending must be reported within 24
hours,” adds the USA Today.
Read the entire USA Today story.