Looks like even after five years of campaigning, Dan Seals still can't get basic federal campaign disclosure laws correct...
Below is a press release from our own Team America cub reporter (and incidentially Moraine Township GOP Chairman) Louis Atsaves:
SEALS WELCOMES MICHELLE OBAMA WITH FEC VIOLATION ON EVENT INVITATION;
COMPLAINT TO BE FILED MISSING DISCLAIMER LANGUAGE
HIGHLAND PARK, IL – Perennial 10th District Democratic candidate Dan Seals today welcomes Michelle Obama to Illinois today as part of a desperate effort to boost his flagging campaign. Unfortunately for Mrs. Obama, Seals and his colleagues have embroiled the First Lady in a violation of federal election law by distributing an event invitation lacking the required “paid for” disclaimer, which is a cornerstone of campaign finance transparency. The invitation also lacks basic information about federal campaign contribution limits, which is required for fundraising solicitations.
A copy of the invitation can be found here:
Today, Moraine Township Republican Chairman Louis G. Atsaves said he will file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission concerning the invitation, and the lack of required disclaimer language.
“Dan Seals claims to support campaign finance reform, but he cannot even follow the simple rules that already exist,” said Atsaves. “It’s a shame that Dan Seals has now embarrassed the First Lady of the United States because of his blatant disregard for basic election law requirements.”
Download the whole complaint here.