Better Zed Than Dead?
Complaint filed against House Rep. Zedler
It's not an election without allegations of soft money, but Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, is facing a potentially serious claim that he broke not only state campaign finance laws but federal election laws, as well. On Sept. 16, a private complaint was lodged with the Federal Election Commission, claiming that Zedler and two Republican members of the U.S. Congress, Joe Barton and Kay Granger, took part in a Sept. 9 fundraiser for the Friends of Bill Zedler where guests were invited to contribute up to $5,000 – more than double the $2,300 federal limit. Barton and Granger were named on an Aug. 19 flier as hosts for the event. The flier was later changed to remove their names and a disclaimer added, saying their original inclusion was a "layout error." However, the $5,000 figure was still on there.
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