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FEC dismisses complaint against Rep. Pryce

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has dismissed a complaint filed by campaign-finance watchdog groups against House GOP Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) alleging that she operated two leadership political action committees (PACs) in violation of fundraising rules.

The nearly 20-page agency report exonerating Pryce, in conjunction with two other recently completed "matters under review" (MURs), does much to clarify how campaign-finance law treats leadership PACs. ...

The controversy over Pryce Project and View PAC, an organization in which Pryce serves as an honorary chairwoman, began last March. The Center for Responsive Politics and FEC Watch filed a complaint alleging that the groups made and received contributions that exceeded campaign-finance limits because they were affiliated through Pryce.

View PAC, which stands for Value in Electing Women PAC, is dedicated to helping Republican women running for the House. It was created in the spring of 1997. -- Rep. Pryce is cleared over PACs (The Hill.com)