Federal prosecutors in southern Ohio are looking into whether a mysterious political action committee that helped nominate an unknown congressional candidate violated federal election laws. The “Victory Ohio Super PAC” made a series of automated phone calls supporting Waverly, Ohio truck driver William R. Smith in last week’s Democratic primary for Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District seat. The PAC did not disclose its activity to the Federal Election Commission, which it would be required to do if it spent more than $1,000, so there’s no record of who is responsible for the calls.
Smith, who raised no money and didn’t campaign, beat David Krikorian, the endorsed Democratic candidate, by 59 votes on Super Tuesday. Krikorian, citing a USA TODAY report on the incident, filed a complaint today with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.
Full Article: Inquiry launched into PAC supporting mystery candidate.