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Aaron Schock Hit with FEC Complaint

The FEC limits the amount a politician can solicit for a PAC to $5,000

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    A shirtless Rep. Aaron Schock showed off his notorious body on the cover of Men's Health in May. He spoke of his fitness routine and encouraged others to follow his example.

    Illinois resident Capitol Hill hottie finds himself in hot water, Monday, after the Federal Election Commission recieved two different complaints about his solicitation of campaign funds for an ally.

    Schock, according to the complaints, convinced House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to donate $25,000 to a SuperPAC that weighed in on the bitter contest between Republicans Don Manzullo and Adam Kinzinger in Illinois' 10th District, reports Politico. Kinzinger won that contest.

    The FEC limits the amount a politician can solicit for a PAC to $5,000.

    Per Politico

    The contribution in question was made by Cantor’s leadership fund, Every Republican Is Crucial (ERIC) PAC, to a super PAC called the Campaign for Primary Accountability. CPA ran ads in the bitter primary battle between Illinois Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Donald Manzullo, which Kinzinger won.

    Schock and Cantor backed Kinzinger in the race, and Cantor’s decision to contribute to CPA – which has run ads against other Republican incumbents this year – stunned his colleagues and caused an uproar inside the House Republican Conference.

    Cantor’s decision to donate to CPA, first reported by Roll Call, came after Schock suggested they donate to the controversial organization as a way to aid Kinzinger. Schock’s staff has publicly confirmed this version of events.

    According to Roll Call, another politics web site, Schock spoke publicly about the high dollar amount.