Tea Party Group Under Ethics Scrutiny

The King Street Patriots may have illegally supported GOP candidates for office, according to a complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission today.

Ethics watchdog organization Texans For Public Justice accuses the Houston-area Tea Party group and its anti-voter fraud initiative, True the Vote, of making in-kind donations to political parties and candidates worth "tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars," which Texas law prohibits it from doing as a nonprofit corporation. Those contributions include promoting Republican candidates for office and producing professional videos and communication materials to recruit "conservative" poll watchers for the Harris County Republican Party.

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