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The FEC unanimously threw out a Mitch McConnell ally's 'circuitous, baseless, and repetitive' complaint against Simon & Schuster and iHeartMedia

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the US Capitol on October 07, 2021.
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The Federal Election Commission unanimously threw out the Kentucky GOP chair's 2019 complaint.
The complaint in part alleged that Simon & Schuster illegally funded a potential challenger to McConnell.
The book publisher's lawyer said the complaint used "circuitous, baseless, and repetitive rhetoric."
In early September, the Federal Election Commission unanimously threw out a complaint filed by Kentucky GOP Chairman J. McCauley Brown against Kentucky radio host Matt Jones, who publicly mulled running as a Democrat against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2019. The decision was made public on Friday. The November 2019 complaint - which also included Simon & Schuster, iHeartMedia and Kentucky Sports Radio - alleged that Jones's book deal and his employment at a Kentucky radio station constituted illegal campaign donations under federal election laws, even though Jones hadn't actually decided to run for...

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