Edwards files complaint with AG over “illegal mailer”

August 29, 2018

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Congress in New Hampshire has filed a complaint with the state’s Attorney General over an opponent’s failure to disclose that his campaign was behind a negative flyer.

Eddie Edwards, who is running for the Republican nomination in the 1st District, said Wednesday his campaign was also planning to file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission. Andy Sanborn sent flyers to voters last week accusing Edwards of being weak on gun rights and against President Donald Trump — neither of which Edwards said is true.

Sanborn’s campaign said the lack of disclaimer was an oversight and that it filed a document with the FEC Monday acknowledging the campaign violation. The campaign said it stands by the mailer and that it was “factually accurate.”

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