Dems Say Heller TV Ad Violates Campaign Law - 8 News NOW

Dems Say Heller TV Ad Violates Campaign Law

Posted: Updated:

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Nevada Democratic Party said Republican Sen. Dean Heller's latest TV ad doesn't comply with Federal Election Commission regulations.

An FEC complaint filed Thursday takes issue with a commercial featuring Heller touting his "No Budget, No Pay" petition, which seeks to withhold pay from members of Congress until they pass a budget.

Heller introduces himself and verbally states he approved the message, but Democrats said it breaks rules because that endorsement doesn't also appear in writing.

Democrats asked the commission to impose the maximum fine for the violation.

Heller campaign spokeswoman Chandler Smith said corrected versions of the ad are being redistributed to TV stations.

The complaint comes a month after Washoe County Republicans claimed Democrats violated FEC rules in spending too much money promoting Heller's rival, Rep. Shelley Berkley.

  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • Police investigate double stabbing

    Police investigate double stabbing

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:17:18 GMT
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
  • Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:48:54 GMT
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
  • Coroner's office identifies 2-year-old hit by car

    Coroner's office identifies 2-year-old hit by car

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:44:02 GMT
    The coroner's office has released the name of the little girl struck and killed by a car this week.More>>
    The coroner's office has released the name of the little girl struck and killed by a car this week.More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.