In August, we mentioned a complaint filed by Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington against U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan. Congressman Buchanan was accused of paying his employees to make donations to his political campaign, directing them to illegally claim the money as their own, thus purposefully circumventing campaign finance laws.
Today, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that the Federal Election Commission has concluded that Vern Buchanan “more likely than not” broke the law. A FEC report presents evidence substantiating the complaint against Buchanan, contradicting Buchanan’s claims that he hadn’t done anything wrong.
Voters do have an alternative to re-electing Buchanan, named one of the most corrupt members of the House of Representatives this year. Keith Fitzgerald is also a candidate for the seat in 2012.