FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — In an elections complaint, Republicans in a Connecticut town are accusing Democrats of receiving illegal in-kind contributions.
Chairman James Millington alleges the Democratic Town Committee should have paid $60,000 in rent for their party headquarters. He says financial statements show the party paid $2,450. The building’s managing partner has a longtime relationship with local Democrats.
Democratic Committee Chairman Steven Sheinberg calls the complaint baseless. He says party paid based on what was “reasonable” considering the “premises were then empty.”
A spokesman for the State Elections Enforcement Commission says the complaint has been accepted for investigation.
The special election takes place next Tuesday.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.