October 28, 2015/Press Releases
Mass Dems Call for Investigation into Tank the Gas Tax Political Action Committee Relationship with Tea Partier Geoff Diehl
MASS DEMS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION INTO TANK THE GAS TAX POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE RELATIONSHIP WITH TEA PARTIER GEOFF DIEHL
In Apparent Violation of State Law, PAC Sends Fundraising Email for Diehl
BOSTON—Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Tom McGee today sent a letter to Office of Campaign and Political Finance formally requesting an investigation into the apparent violation of Massachusetts General Law by TanktheGasTax.net Political Action Committee and Tea Party Republican Geoff Diehl.
“Another day, another conservative outside group trying to buy a state Senate seat for Tea Partier Geoff Diehl,” said MassDems Spokesman Pat Beaudry.
The PAC – which had already formally dissolved this year – sent an email urging recipients to financially support Tea Partier Geoff Diehl’s state Senate campaign, including a link to a donation page on his website. According to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 55 Section 6, ballot questions are prohibited from campaigning on behalf of individual candidates.
A copy of McGee's letter can be seen here.