Another ethics complaint filed in governor’s race

A Washington D.C.-based group has filed an ethics complaint against Democrat gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster, alleging that Koster and a Democrat-backed political action committee shirked Missouri campaign finance laws in the final days of the primary election season.

The new complaint, filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, were revealed just days after Democrats filed a complaint about Republican candidate Eric Greitens for accepting campaign cash through several organizations that haven’t identified their donors as required by state law.

The complaint against Koster, who currently is the attorney general, focuses on $1 million in contributions by the “Jobs and Opportunity” PAC. It alleges the group, which is linked to the Democratic Governors Association, failed to properly file a report with the Missouri Ethics Commission and, as an out-of-state committee, illegally gave Koster money within 30 days of the Aug. 2 primary.

Koster campaign manager Andrew Whalen scoffed at the complaints, saying they were filed by a group that doesn’t disclose its donors. He suggested Greitens was behind the attack.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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