One Wisconsin Now files complaint over Paul Ryan television ads
MADISON -- "One Wisconsin Now" has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging Paul Ryan is improperly using Congressional campaign funds to boost the Republican presidential ticket.
In a statement, "One Wisconsin Now" says Ryan is pouring at least $2 million into television ads, in which the candidate never mentions he is running for Congress, in the two largest media markets in the state.
“Wisconsin is widely considered to be a key swing state in the presidential election, and many pundits and political observers viewed the selection of Ryan as an attempt to boost the GOP campaign here. I don’t think they had in mind Ryan would possibly violate federal campaign finance laws to do it. It’s perfectly legal for Ryan to run for Congress and Vice-President at the same time. But he crosses a legal line if, as it appears with his television ads, he uses congressional campaign funds to promote his run on the GOP presidential ticket," "One Wisconsin Now" Executive Director Scot Ross said in a statement.
In the complaint filed with the FEC, "One Wisconsin Now" noted that:
A copy of the letter sent to the Federal Election Commission Wednesday by "One Wisconsin Now," is available here.