Candidate’s radio show prompts complaint from GOP
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Republicans are targeting a Democratic candidate’s farming-based radio program in a complaint.
The state GOP on Thursday accused Jean-Marie Lawson Spann of using the program to promote her campaign, with improper corporate backing. The GOP says it filed the complaint with the state Registry of Election Finance.
Spann says she’s confident her campaign is in full compliance with the law and calls it a “superficial political attack.”
She is competing against Republican Ryan Quarles in the Nov. 3 election for state agriculture commissioner.
Republicans say the “Jean-Marie Ag Show” is sponsored by Lawson Marketing Inc., a consulting company for agribusiness interests.
Kentucky law bans corporations from contributing to political campaigns.
Republicans claim Spann and her father illegally promoted her campaign during the corporate-sponsored shows.
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