From Bungalow Bill's Conservative Wisdom:
I just received a Google alert confirming Michael Wardell has filed a formal ethics complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Missouri Seventh Congressional District Republican Billy Long. In his press release, Wardell claims he sent a notarized letter describing the details of ethics violations to Thomsenia Duncan, the General Counsel for the FEC. Wardell offered the local media access to the letter he filed.
Wardell issued a press release earlier this week warning the media of his intent to file a complaint against Billy Long.
Billy Long, Republican candidate for Missouri’s Seventh Congressional District, attempted to suppress political free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. On March 2, 2010, at Pizza by Stout in Joplin, Missouri, after the Federated Republican Women’s Meeting, Mr. Long asked me to join him for a cup of coffee.
During that meeting, Billy Long offered me a campaign job with the Long campaign if I were to remove the Billy Long is Wrong website. His huge, fragile ego couldn’t deal with the criticism offered on the Web site, so he decided he would offer a deal in hopes it would go away.
As I sit watching Democrats today in Congress, ready to violate Article One, Section Seven of the Constitution, I see little difference between Democrats trampling our Constitution for their own political gain and Billy Long trampling our Constitution for political gain.
I have explored the possible ethics violations committed by Billy Long, a candidate for Missouri's seventh congressional district. After looking at the details, and confirming the information with oustide sources, I have formally filed my complaint with Thomsenia Duncan, the General Counsel with the Federal Elections Commission.
Members of the press are welcome to view copies of my complaint letter, which was notorized and sent via Federal Express to the Federal Election Commission headquarters earlier today.
The FEC makes the requirement clear for filing a complaint, and those requirements were met today to the best of my knowledge.