Tuesday, September 21, 2010
O'Donnell: 'No truth' to ethics charge - POLITICO.com
Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell declared Monday night that there is "no truth" to accusations that she misused campaign funds.
"We have not, I personally have not misused the campaign funds," O'Donnell told reporters. "We have our FEC lawyer, a great attorney, answering those charges if it ever goes anywhere."
The campaign watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a pair of complaints with the Federal Election Commission Monday accusing O'Donnell of using more than $20,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses.
"Christine O'Donnell is clearly a criminal, and like any crook she should be prosecuted," Melanie Sloan, the executive director of the group best known by the acronym CREW, said in a statement.
"Ms. O'Donnell has spent years embezzling money from her campaign to cover her personal expenses," Sloan said. "Republicans and Democrats don't agree on much these days, but both sides should agree on one point: Thieves belong in jail not the United States Senate."