Photo credit: Gregory Hauenstein via Flickr(CC-By-NC-SA 2.0)
Photo credit: Gregory Hauenstein via Flickr (CC-By-NC-SA 2.0)

(Des Moines, IA) Republican Party of Iowa Co-Chairman Cody Hoefert released a statement today regarding an ethics complaint recently filed against Brad Anderson, the Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State.

“With just over two weeks before Election Day, we now learn that Brad Anderson either ignored Iowa’s election laws or does not believe they apply to him. Either way, this only goes to underscore the fact that he is not someone Iowans can trust to uphold the integrity of their elections.”

Late last week, a complaint was filed with the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board against Brad Anderson and the Anderson for Iowa Committee by David Chung of Cedar Rapids. The complaint, containing five counts, concerns Iowa Code section 68A.405, which requires that candidates provide a financial disclosure statement on campaign advertisements and other videos.

These recent revelations are hardly the first time the Anderson campaign has been embroiled in legal controversy. Just prior to announcing his bid for Iowa Secretary of State, Anderson’s political staffer Zach Edwards pled guilty to stealing the identity of current Secretary of State Matt Schultz in an attempt to falsely implicate him in criminal wrongdoing.

4 comments
  1. Can the IowaGOP not tell time?

    “Just prior to announcing his bid…”

    The Edwards thing happened in January 2012. Brad didn’t start running until a year later.

    But hey, why have facts or even cite what ads they were complaining about?

    1. And the fact Edwards worked under him – http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2014/09/iowa-gop-brad-andersons-ties-convicted-identity-thief-cause-concern/

      Most relevant question – ” Either (a) you have incredibly poor judgment and management by remaining ignorant of the fact that your protege attempted to steal the identity of Iowa’s Secretary of State from a computer at your office, (b) you foster a business climate at your firm that tacitly condones such tactics or (c) you knew about Edwards plot and approved it. Which is it?”

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