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TX CD14 Republican Randy Weber draws FEC complaint
Statement by Matt Angle, Lone Star Project Director:
"Randy Weber has exposed himself as either dishonest or profoundly incompetent, and likely both."
"District 14 voters want a conservative congressman with integrity. That's Nick Lampson." "The violation is an example of Randy Weber taking voters for granted and arrogantly thinking that the rules don't apply to him."
A formal complaint has been filed with the Federal Elections Commission detailing how Texas CD14 Republican congressional candidate Randy Weber violated federal campaign laws by accepting contributions that exceeded federal limits from as many as seven individuals. The complaint specifies that Weber received illegal contributions totaling at least $22,500. Progress Texas released an excellent explanation of Weber's violations.
Randy Weber has proven to be a weaker candidate than expected, and Nick Lampson has run a smart and efficient campaign that makes the most of his natural appeal to mainstream, fair-minded conservative voters.
In the most recent campaign finance reports, Lampson had more than $422,000 cash on hand compared to Weber's $55,000, which we now know was boosted by illegal contributions. Moreover, all of the major newspapers (Houston Chronicle, Beaumont Enterprise, Galveston County Daily News) in the District have now endorsed Nick Lampson.
Texas CD14 is clearly in play, and the biggest liability for Republicans is the GOP nominee himself, Randy Weber. With an FEC complaint to contend with and problems like those detailed in a recent Houston Chronicle story, Weber is giving conservative voters many good reasons to opt for Nick Lampson.
A copy of the FEC complaint is available here.