Salt Lake City, UT – This morning, Representative Mia Love released an email she received from an attorney at the FEC addressing the primary funds she collected prior to the 2018 GOP convention. Love claimed the email cleared her of any wrongdoing in her primary campaign fundraising.
Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, who submitted the official complaint with the FEC, issued the following statement:
“The email Representative Love’s campaign received today does not change anything–the status of our complaint today is the same as it was yesterday and the same as it’s been since we received official notice of receipt via letter from the FEC last week. The email Love received was not a response to our official complaint. Our complaint is still under review and when the FEC makes a determination on our facts and arguments, we will receive a formal response that will be released publicly by the FEC.
“Besides the fact that the email was, again, not in response to our official complaint, it only addressed the funds raised by the Mia Love campaign prior to the convention in April. Even if this same analysis outlined in the email holds true for our complaint, there were still $370,000 improperly raised after the April convention that we allege should be returned to voters.”
Alliance for a Better Utah is a good government advocacy and watchdog organization based in Salt Lake City. The organization works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government.