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ADLF Files Ethics Complaint Against Kelly Loeffler for Blatant Violation of Ethics Laws

Earlier today, Loeffler broke Senate ethics rules by campaigning in a federal building

The American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics against United States Senator Kelly Loeffler, for blatantly violating Senate Ethics rules to support her campaign. On November 18, Senator Loeffler was interviewed by Fox News from inside the United States Capitol building. In the interview, Senator Loeffler made a clear solicitation for campaign contributions when she told the viewing audience, “It’s so important that everyone across the country get involved. They can visit to chip in $5 or $10 to get involved, volunteer…” 

The Senate Select Committee on Ethics’s Senate Rules and Standards of Conduct for Campaign Activity clearly prohibits campaigning and fundraising in federal buildings (18 U.S.C. § 607). “Senator Loeffler’s fundraising solicitation from the Capitol was illegal, plain and simple,” said ADLF’s Brad Woodhouse. “It is against the law to campaign in federal buildings, and Senator Loeffler clearly and publicly broke that law on national television today. The Senate Ethics Committee must begin an immediate investigation into this latest instance of unethical and illegal behavior by Senator Loeffler.”  

A copy of the complaint can be viewed here.