Conway's Senate campaign contests FEC fine


Associated Press

PADUCAH, Ky. — The U.S. Senate campaign of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is suing the Federal Elections Commission over a $4,950 fine levied over a year-end campaign finance report.

The campaign, in a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Paducah, said it sent the report to the FEC on Jan. 25, 2011 and provided two affidavits backing that statement. The FEC levied the fine, saying it never received Conway's filing.
The campaign wants a judge halting the FEC's efforts to collect the fine.
Dr. Rand Paul of Bowling Green, a tea party-backed Republican, defeated Conway in the 2010 election for the Senate seat vacated when Republican Jim Bunning retired.