Miles Files Michigan Campaign Finance Act Complaint Against Nessel

Apr 3, 2018

A Democratic candidate for state Attorney General says his opponent violated the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.

Pat Miles filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s office against opponent Dana Nessel. 

Nessel’s campaign calls the move a political stunt.

But Miles says her failure to report certain contributions makes her unfit for the office. 

“We need to make sure that people who are running are transparent and that they’re competent.”

The complaint accuses Nessel of not reporting fundraisers and paying herself $500 of campaign funds. 

A spokesperson for the Secretary of State says, in general, if their department finds a violation, the accused gets a chance to informally fix the filing problems. There can also be fines.