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Tim Keller campaign accused of illegally working with external political group

Chris Ramirez
October 23, 2017 10:41 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As the race to become Albuquerque’s next mayor heats up, so too do money issues inside Tim Keller’s campaign.

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A second complaint has now been filed against Keller accusing him of breaking campaign laws.

It’s perfectly common – and legal – for political action committees and measured finance committees to raise money for a candidate. However, they cannot legally coordinate with the campaign itself.

But former mayoral candidate Wayne Johnson is alleging, through his attorney, that the MFC raising money for Kelly, ABQ Forward Together, did just that: illegally coordinate with Keller’s campaign for financial reasons. The allegations come as campaign finance reports show the MFC spending $15,000 on research with a specific strategy group, followed up by Keller’s official campaign paying the same group the same amount of money the next day.

This latest complaint comes as Keller and his team are already scheduled to explain themselves at a November hearing on a different matter.

Watch the above video for more.

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