Tea Party Express labels FEC complaint ‘smear campaign’
The Tea Party Express fired back Friday after the Delaware Republican Party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against the group, alleging illegal coordination with the Senate campaign of Christine O’Donnell.
O’Donnell is challenging Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in the state’s GOP Senate primary set for Tuesday.
“These are desperate and baseless charges,” the group said in a statement. “The Tea Party Express makes all its own decisions regarding the candidates it supports and the campaign activities in which we engage. Tea Party Express has never campaigned for a candidate at that candidate’s request, suggestion or direction — whether it is Christine O’Donnell or any other candidate.”