Oregon GOP Asks for Ethics Investigation into Brown Campaign

The GOP heralded the filing of their complaint in a Facebook live video published on Wednesday.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2018 10:01 AM
Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 10:43 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party has filed a complaint with the state's ethics commission, asking for an investigation into whether Democratic Gov. Kate Brown used public funds for campaign purposes after a video from a conservative activist surfaced.

James O'Keefe, founder of the nonprofit Project Veritas, is best known for unscrupulous tactics like videotaping people without their knowledge — usually left-leaning groups and candidates. O'Keefe released what appeared to be secretly recorded videos of Michael Kolenc, who was Brown's former campaign manager.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that Kolenc was reportedly fired in 2016 for mismanaging Brown's campaign budget. In the video, he accused Brown of mismanaging state agencies.

Jeanne Atkins, chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon, said "Michael Kolenc is a disgruntled and discredited political operative who was fired years ago and moved to Texas. There's nothing new in any of his griping that this sham group caught on hidden camera."

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