AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) There is no evidence that State Senator Nichi Farnham violated election laws, that is the findings in a staff report by the Maine Ethics Commission.
The Maine Democratic Party alleged that Farnham, a publicly funded candidate, violated the law because her name appeared on a registration form as an officer for a political action committee that spent about 73-thousand dollars on advertising targeting her opponent in the election.
Farnham has said she was not involved with the PAC and that it was a clerical error that her name was not removed from the form.
Staff at the ethics commission stated that they found no evidence to the contrary in their preliminary investigation.
The staff report did find that the PAC may have violated election laws by failing to remove Farnham's name from it's filings.
The five member state Ethics Commission will have the final say on the staff report. It meets Wednesday, October 31st.