More Ethics Allegations Plague Zinke Campaign
Huffington Post exposes more ethical questions surrounding SOFA PAC and Zinke Campaign
(Helena, MT) – A new video shows that Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke faces more allegations that he illegally and unethically coordinated with Special Operations for America PAC, a super PAC that Zinke himself founded.
The Huffington Post uncovered further evidence that the Zinke-SOFA PAC relationship is far from independent.
Zinke and SOFA PAC used the same researcher in November 2013. In addition, SOFA PAC rented a home owned by Zinke - located directly across the street from Zinke’s primary residence. SOFA PAC is currently purchasing airtime in Montana to support Zinke and tear down his opponents.
"The latest report shows that Zinke not only lived across the street from SOFA PAC headquarters while he was a candidate, he owned the house where Special Operations for America did his bidding. It's difficult to believe they have not been coordinating, which is clearly against FEC law," said Bryan Watt, spokesperson for the Montana Democratic Party. "Montanans deserve transparency and answers when it comes to Zinke's troubling ties to SOFA."
This is not the first time that allegations of illegal coordination have surfaced between SOFA PAC and Ryan Zinke. The Associated Press reported that Zinke “is benefiting from a political action committee he created.” The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Zinke and SOFA PAC coordinated photographs used in SOFA PAC advertising.
Zinke troublesome timeline is worse than originally thought: