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Republicans submit FEC complaint about Grimes' bus

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Republican Party of Kentucky has submitted a complaint to the Federal Election Commission alleging Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes accepted prohibited campaign donations from her father's company.

The complaint was hand-delivered to the FEC Friday morning. It alleges Signature Special Event Services, owned by Grimes' father Jerry Lundergan, purchased a touring bus and then leased it to Grimes campaign at below market rates. Federal law bars companies from giving gifts to campaigns.

A spokeswoman for the Grimes campaign called the complaint a political stunt and said their compliance experts have done their due diligence and stand by the rental agreement the campaign made.

The FEC dismissed a similar complaint in 2010 involving a campaign bus rented to Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sue Lowden by a campaign donor.

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