BALLWIN, Mo. – This past week, an illegal, dark money mailer was sent to voters in St. Louis County that attacked Ann Wagner and misrepresented her record on illegal immigration. The mailer included no disclaimer or any indication from whom it was sent.
In a last minute effort, Democrats have desperately turned to spreading lies and using illegal dark money mass mailings to try and defeat Ann. The mailer in question arrived at a Democrat household in St. Louis County. According to FEC filings, no group has reported paying for these materials as an independent expenditure. This means that not only does the literature itself fail to meet FEC standards, but also the activity was not reported. Thus, it is illegal. At a minimum, voters should be able to expect transparency.
Ann Wagner for Congress released the following statement from Campaign Manager Brecht Mulvihill on the illegal efforts to influence the upcoming election.
“Missouri voters are tired of hypocritical politicians. Cort VanOstran must immediately condemn this illegal, dark-money effort from the left and call for a full investigation by the Federal Election Commission.”
See the mailer here: