ADLF Files FEC Complaints Against Messer, Rokita for Illegally Campaigning for US Senate

Today, the American Democracy Legal Fund filed complaints against the Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer for campaigning for Senate in Indiana without filing as candidates for any office.

Federal Election rules require individuals running for federal office to register and file financial reports when their campaign activities go beyond “testing the waters” of their candidacy or when they raise or spend more than $5,000 in contributions or expenditures. Both Rokita and Messer have raised far more than the $5,000 limit for non-candidates, and both have discussed their candidacies for Senate in public and in the media multiple times.

“Luke Messer and Todd Rokita are both knowingly violating federal election law,” said Brad Woodhouse of ADLF. “They’ve made it clear that they’re running for Senate and they should register as candidates immediately so that Indiana voters get the transparency in this election that they deserve.”

Download the complaints against Rep. Messer here, and Rep. Todd Rokita here.

Some of Rokita’s campaign activities in violation of FEC regulations:

Some of Messer’s campaign activities in violation of FEC regulations: