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More Complaints Filed Against Connie Mack for Mailers

Last month, MAOS blogger (and new Sunshine Brigade memberChaz Stevens submitted a complaint to the Federal Election Commission after we questioned whether Rep. Connie Mack's $18,000 postcard "mistake" actually constituted an illegal campaign contribution.

Mack, who today announced an endorsement from Attorney General Pam Bondi, says it was a mistake that taxpayers paid for almost 60,000 postcards to be sent to voters outside of his district; we pointed out that it was awfully shady to be making The People foot the bill for a postcard advertising a key aspect of his Senate campaign that hasn't seen any legislative activity in more than a year.

The FEC responded by saying it didn't have the jurisdiction to decide what was and wasn't a contribution, according to Stevens -- so he moved on to other federal agencies.

Stevens is now wading into new waters -- the wonders of federal bureaucracy. He says he mailed two complaints today to both the Office of Congressional Ethics and the franking commission that oversees the mail program (which, for what it's worth, already exonerated Mack once).

The complaints are similar to the one sent to the FEC, but this time, Stevens refers to the congressman as "the butt-nugget Mack." No word on whether the feds will respond to his prose in a similar fashion to the way Deerfield Beach did last year.

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Rich Abdill

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