GOP Files Campaign Complaint Against State Lawmaker
The Montana Republican Party has filed a complaint against the Montana League of Rural Voters and a Democratic state lawmaker alleging they violated campaign practice laws.
Democratic Rep. Margie MacDonald of Billings is specifically named in the complaint and Republicans want her unseated in the wake of what they say was illegal campaign coordination with the League. MacDonald told The Associated Press Thursday she hasn't seen the complaint but that there was absolutely no coordination between the League and herself during her 2014 campaign.
The complaint also alleges two other Democratic candidates who did not win their races illegally coordinated with the League.
Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl says he received the hand-delivered complaint Thursday. He said he will review it and likely accept it, meaning it will be investigated.