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FEC complaint filed against Miller over plane use

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published November 1, 2010

According to a press release sent out Monday evening, registered Republican political activist, Andrée McLeod announced she had filed a complaint (check it out here) with the Federal Elections Commission against GOP nominee Joe Miller's U.S. Senate campaign.

According to the release, "U.S. Senate candidates flying on private aircraft in connection with campaign activities must pay the equivalent charter rate for the type of airplane used. Miller has been flying on a plane owned by Fairbanks lawyer Tom Wickwire. But, according to Miller's July FEC report, although he flew at least three times on Wickwire's plane, Miller only paid for the fuel and not the full charter price for comparable trips."

McLeod notes, "For an attorney with a law degree from Yale who claims to have mastered the law in less than three years, Joe Miller has shown a consistent pattern of cutting legal corners."

When asked why she filed a complaint now, after this information has been available for so long, McLeod replied, "Just getting the information together, and putting two and two together, it just takes time for me." She added, "I'm not an expert at this stuff."

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