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FEC Questions Blunt Campaign Contributions

Oct 18, 2016

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The Federal Election Commission is questioning some donations to GOP incumbent Senator Roy Blunt’s campaign, and Democrats are using the questions to attack Blunt in his tight race with Jason Kander.

The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to Roy Blunt’s campaign about a $1000 donation from Missourians for Responsible and Better Government.

This is a group that was formed in 2014 with the leftover money from the gubernatorial campaign of Blunt’s son, Matt. It’s all run by another Blunt, Roy’s son and campaign manager, Andy. Democrats called it the “Blunt Family PAC.”

“The fact of the matter is, Senator Blunt has become a political fish that’s been swimming in the Potomac for 20 years and no longer recognizes that the water’s polluted,” state Democratic chair Roy Temple said.

The Blunt campaign says the mission of Missourians for Responsible and Better Government is to help elect conservative candidates. Roy Blunt is a conservative Missouri candidate, so the support is logical.