Watchdog files FEC complaint against pro-Sanders nonprofit

NASHUA, NH - DECEMBER 13: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), speaks during his event at Nashua Community College on December 13, 2019 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Iowa Caucuses are less than two months away. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that a political nonprofit founded by Bernie Sanders violated campaign finance law. Common Cause, a watchdog group, argues that the nonprofit Our Revolution violated a provision by accepting donations in excess of federal limits while engaging in electoral activity. Wednesday’s complaint comes after The Associated Press reported that Our Revolution appeared to be skirting the law. A spokesman for Our Revolution called the complaint “meritless” and “legally flawed.” Sanders on Sunday acknowledged that he founded the group but suggested he was legally prevented from telling them what to do.