Texas GOP Sen Cruz cleared by the FEC after being accused of violating campaign ethics laws

The FEC voted 6-0 not to pursue action against the Texas senator. 

Published: September 15, 2023 7:56am

Updated: September 15, 2023 8:22am

Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has been cleared by the Federal Elections Commission after being accused by an activist group of violating campaign ethics laws.

According to FEC filings made public earlier this week, officials determined that Cruz “did not personally benefit” from using campaign funds on social media ads to promote his book “One Vote Away." 

“Respondents provided an affidavit from Senator Cruz stating that he directed his publisher to donate all past and future royalties from his book to charity and that neither he nor any member of his family has received any financial benefit from sales of the book or taken any tax deductions from the subsequent charitable donations,” the FEC stated.

The FEC voted 6-0 not to pursue action against the Texas senator. 

In 2021, The Campaign Legal Center accused Cruz of illegally using campaign funds to promote his book for personal gain.

"The FEC fully vindicated Senator Cruz by dismissing this baseless complaint from a partisan group funded by George Soros," a Cruz spokesperson told Just the News. 

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