September 20th, 2010
09:45 AM ET

Watchdog group: Delaware candidate's spending 'flat-out illegal'

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - A watchdog group says it plans to ask authorities in Delaware to investigate Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's finances.

At issue are more than $20,000 of spending in 2009 and 2010 that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington claims was illegal.

"It turns out Miss O'Donnell has treated her campaign funds like they are her very own personal piggy bank. She's used that money to pay for things like her rent, for gas, meals and even a bowling outing. And that's just flat-out illegal," said Melanie Sloan, the group's executive director.

In an interview on CNN's "AC360," Sloan said her organization would be sending letters to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware and the Federal Elections Commission on Monday asking them to investigate.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Terry W

    Out with the Corrupt Non-Christians – In with the... oh wait...

    September 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  2. Boomer in Mo

    But she's cute and perky. She can do anything she wants.

    September 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  3. teresa, oh

    hows come them smart folks NEVER uncover wrongful use of funds until AFTER an election or during a campaign? or do they just want to clean up their own garbage first before they pointing the finga?

    i say: let the witch in.... a little hocus pocus dominocus might help the current economy.

    September 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm |