Miller camp files money complaint

Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010

JUNEAU - Joe Miller's campaign alleges that a group formed by Alaska Native corporations has violated the law by using money they've gotten as federal contractors to try to influence the Alaska Senate race for Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Miller's campaign, in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission, calls Alaskans Standing Together a "PR front group" supporting Murkowski. It claims some of the contracts that corporations obtained came from funding requests made by Murkowski.

A spokesman for Alaskans Standing Together hadn't seen the complaint but noted a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows for unions and corporations to use their own money to support or oppose a candidate.

Records show the group, formed last month, has spent over $1 million to support Murkowski in her write-in bid.

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