Today, 11Alive reported that Trump’s handpicked candidate Herschel Walker’s political campaign is already off to a rocky start, having potentially violated federal election law by “spending money as a political candidate before filing required paperwork declaring his candidacy.”
Walker is the latest GOP politician to face scrutiny over campaign finance violations in Georgia. Earlier this month, the Savannah Morning News and the Associated Press reported that Walker’s fellow Trump-supporting politician, Buddy Carter, may have violated the same law by spending $5,000 or more running a statewide ad without declaring his now-defunct Senate candidacy in the 15-day window required under federal law. And during the 2020 runoffs, failed former Senator Kelly Loeffler faced an investigation by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics after she illegally solicited campaign contributions in a TV interview on U.S. Capitol grounds.
A formal complaint has been filed with the FEC requesting a swift investigation into violations by Walker and his campaign in the leadup to his Senate entrance.
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Doug Richards, 11Alive, 8/27/21