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The Latest Mack Attack

The Broward County man who filed a complaint with the FEC about official government mailers sent by Rep. Connie Mack is now asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate.

Timothy "Chaz" Stevens said he is redirecting his efforts after the FEC told him it did not have jurisdiction. The complaint focuses on the nearly $18,000 a mailing list vendor paid the U.S. Treasury after taking responsibility for Mack's campaign-style mail going far outside Mack's congressional district.

The "franked" mail violated House rules because it was sent far beyond Mack's congressional district.

"If there were a means to retract the mailers, then the cure would be obvious," Stevens wrote. "There is no question, however, that Mack received a free, in-kind benefit. When challenged, Mack placed the blame William McClintock & Associates, the firm hired to do the mailing. To make up for the mistake, that vendor issued a check to the US Treasury in the amount of $17,991.92. I opine that "reimbursement" constituted a benefit of Mack and thereby a campaign contribution, and as such, exceeded the maximum allowable by law."

Stevens doesn't seem too concerned with decorum, calling Mack a "butt-nugget" in the complaint.

Mack's campaign responded by pointing to a letter from the Republican head of the House Franking Commission which said "no further action" will be taken against Mack. "This is an unfortunate mistake that does occur from time to time and the proper steps to reimburse the cost of the error have since been followed accordingly," Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., wrote last month.

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