Richard Painter, the vice-chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a left-wing ethics watchdog group that has regularly filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission, lacks the required FEC disclaimers on the contribution page of his recently launched exploratory committee for a potential Senate run in Minnesota.
Painter, a self-described Republican and vocal Trump critic, announced Wednesday that he had launched an exploratory committee to test the waters on his chances to win the seat that was previously held by Democrat Al Franken.
“If I choose to enter this race, it will be to fix the problem of corruption in our government at the federal level,” Painter said at a news conference.
Painter’s group, CREW, has regularly filed complaints with the FEC for failures of other campaigns and committees throughout the years. However, the contribution page of his own exploratory committee’s website lacks the required FEC disclaimers to solicit contributions.