UPDATE: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 4:00 p.m.

The Michigan Democratic Party has responded to the complaint the Michigan Republican Party filed.

The second contribution of $5,000 was actually donated from the Michigan House Democratic Fund and not the Democratic State Central Committee as the press release stated, which is in compliance with campaign finance laws.

The Michigan Republican Party has confirmed that it was an error as well. All records have been changed with the Secretary of State.


LANSING — The Michigan Republican Party has filed a complaint today with the Secretary of State against the Democratic State Central Committee and the Committee to Elect Sara Cambensy. The complaint alleges that both committees are involved in a violation of campaign finance law.

According to a press release from the Michigan Republican Party, the Michigan Democratic Party gave $15,000 in direct contributions that Cambensy’s campaign accepted. The state law limits the amount given from a state party to a State House candidate to $10,000. A State House candidate can also only accept $10,000 from a state party.

In the press release, Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser said “Michigan Democrats are once again playing fast and loose with campaign finance laws. They think the laws do not apply to them.  Whether it is their record-breaking fine with the FEC, their late reporting fines, or now, blatantly violating the most basic rules on contribution limits, Michigan Democrats have demonstrated repeatedly that they believe themselves to be above the law.  They are not, and we will hold them accountable.”

According to Cambensy’s late contribution report, there was a contribution of $10,000 on October 27th, followed by an additional contribution of $5,000 on November 1st.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC 10 for updates.

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