Associated Press, Published January 18 2013
Former Bachmann aide files complaint to FECDES MOINES, Iowa — A former aide to Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, claiming the one-time presidential challenger made improper payments to an Iowa state senator.
Peter Waldron says in a letter received Friday by the FEC that Bachmann paid Sen. Kent Sorenson thousands of dollars a month, including through a PAC associated with the congresswoman. Sorenson, a Republican from Milo, once served as the Iowa state chairman for Bachmann's presidential campaign.
Waldron's letter also claims the campaign violated FEC rules involving other illegal payments and extortion.
A Bachmann spokesman and Sorenson deny the allegations.
Waldron was Bachmann's national field coordinator from July 2011 to January 2012.
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