Gideon found guilty of violating Maine campaign laws, misuses corporate PAC money to benefit herself, and commits “the number one worst campaign finance violation under federal law” according to experts.
AUGUSTA – Maine GOP Chair Dr. Demi Kouzounas released the following statement regarding Speaker Sara Gideon being unanimously found guilty of violating Maine campaign finance laws:
“It should come as no surprise that Speaker Sara Gideon was unanimously found guilty by the Maine Ethics Commission today for being a straw-donor for her corporate-funded PAC. Her clear and blatant violation of the law was clear and we are glad to see she is being held accountable.”
“During her time in office, Sara Gideon has shown a pattern of misleading Mainers and shady behavior. Right now, Sara Gideon is running ads denouncing corporate money in politics while she reaps the benefits of her own corporate-funded PAC. From illegally using her corporate PAC to buy political favors in Maine, to funneling money into her own pocket, her record of campaign finance reform certainly doesn’t match her rhetoric.”
“While we are happy the Maine Ethics Commission held Sara Gideon accountable for her violations in the state, we look forward to Sara Gideon having to explain her other campaign finance violations to the Federal Election Commission in the near future.”