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New York: is it a non-profit or a party?

The Buffalo News reports: Attorneys for Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds have filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and other entities charging Jack Davis, Reynolds' 2004 challenger and presumed 2006 opponent, with improperly injecting politics into his anti-free trade efforts.

Bradley J. Stamm, an attorney with close ties to the Republican congressman from Clarence, said the complaint he filed as a Reynolds supporter seeks fines against Davis for his handling of his nonprofit Save American Jobs Association and his new Save Jobs Party.

The political party has become intertwined with the nonprofit Save American Jobs Association, he said, violating a host of federal regulations.

"The abuses were staggering," Stamm said. "Davis first used his failed political campaign to launch the not-for-profit. He then used the not-for-profit to launch his so-called political party. Now he's using the political party for his own self-promotion - a deliberate scheme to circumvent federal and state laws." -- Buffalo News - Reynolds accuses Davis of abusing nonprofit