Sports radio host off the air while FEC investigates Republican Party complaint

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones says iHeartMedia has asked that he not be on the show in the coming days after the Republican Party of Kentucky filed a complaint Wednesday.

The state GOP accuses Matt Jones, who is considering running for US Senate as a democrat, and his campaign committee of violating Federal Election Commission regulations.

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Specifically, the GOP claims Jones violated the ban on corporate donations to federal candidates when he participated in commercial activity paid for by iHeartMedia  and Simon and Schuster.

The complaint accuses the campaign of attempting to cover up those violations.

In a reaction tweet, Jones says he’s disappointed, but not surprised by the complaint as he decides whether or not to run.