Iowa Group Calls For Federal Probe Of Santorum Endorsement Scandal
Progress Iowa has called for a federal investigation into the allegations that a local hate group leader demanded payment for his endorsement of Rick Santorum. The group has launched a petition to the Federal Elections Commission.
“Any coordination between a campaign and an outside group on campaign expenditures such as advertising is illegal. Progress Iowa’s petition calls on the FEC to investigate the Family Leader and Bob Vander Plaats for any potential illegal coordination between the group and the Santorum campaign. “In light of news of Vander Plaats’ PAC launching robocalls in Iowa on behalf of Santorum after he solicited fundraising help, the FEC must look into any coordination between the Family Leader and the campaign.”Vander Platts claims he followed all election laws.