In a news released issued this afternoon, the Missouri Democratic Party announced it will file a complaint against Joe the Plumber tomorrow (Friday), concerning his advertisements on behalf of Sen. Chuck Purgason, a candidate for U. S. Senate:
The Missouri Democratic Party will file a complaint tomorrow with the Federal Elections Commission against Samuel Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber", and US Senate Candidate Chuck Purgason for an illegal advertising campaign.
Joe the Plumber is supporting Republican Tea Party Candidate Chuck Purgason's bid for US Senate, and his advertising campaign has committed numerous violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act including but not limited to (see full complaint attached):
-Using a non-registered committee
-Failure to report expenditures
-Potential illegal in-kind contributions
-Failure to comply with disclaimer requirements
"If Joe The Plumber wants to meddle in Missouri politics, the least he can do is follow the law," said Missouri Democratic Party Communications Director Ryan Hobart. "For someone who claims that he represents the opposite of 'politics as usual', why does Chuck Purgason seem so content with a group from outside Missouri running illegal ads on behalf of his campaign?"
The Missouri Democratic Party is calling on the FEC to investigate the above violations and enjoin Chuck Purgason and "Joe the Plumber" from further violations.
Tea Party favorite State Senator Chuck Purgason is running for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination against 8 opponents, including Washington Insider Roy Blunt.