by Mathew Boyle 15 May 2014
The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund chairman Jenny Beth Martin is alleging a loan given to a super PAC backing Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in the bitter Mississippi primary race was illegal, according to a complaint she filed with the Federal Election Commission Thursday that was obtained exclusively by Breitbart News.
The complaint says the $250,000 loan amounts to an illegal campaign contribution. It also says, in contrast to the group’s explanation of the loan, that the group’s own filings indicate the loan was not secured with collateral.
Representing the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund in the complaint filing with the FEC is high-profile conservative attorney Cleta Mitchell. Mitchell serves on the board of the American Conservative Union (ACU) and is the lead attorney for many Tea Party groups against the IRS over that scandal. She has also testified before various congressional committees about the IRS scandal and other matters.
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