Wisconsin Republicans accuse Russ Feingold of violating federal law

MADISON -- The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a complaint with federal investigators alleging that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold violated a federal law that prohibits political activity by government employees.

"To fuel his desired return to Washington as a United States Senator in the upcoming election in November 2016, Russ Feingold illegally organized a partisan political campaign while also serving as a member of the Executive Branch in the Department of State," Mike Duffey, executive director for the Wisconsin GOP, wrote to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

The Hatch Act, a federal law passed in 1939, limits the partisan political activities of federal employees to ensure that government business is conducted in a nonpartisan way. Among other restrictions, it prohibits federal workers from soliciting political contributions or meeting with others to plan the strategy of a complaint.

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