|INDIANAPOLIS – Congressman Messer is newly under fire after reports yesterday about pay-for-play allegations surrounding his campaign. An ethics complaint filed earlier this week claims that Congressman Messer wrote a letter to the Federal Reserve on behalf of a constituent that was out of the ordinary for its aggressive tone, and two weeks later, the man made a donation to his campaign, WTHR reported—his first political contribution in nearly a decade.
The new complaint means that Congressman Messer and Congressman Rokita both have ethics complaints filed against each other in the last month alone. Another complaint was recently filed against Congressman Rokita over claims by several official staffers that they were compelled to do “volunteer” political work, a potential misuse of taxpayer resources.
From WTHR: Small donation raises big questions for Indiana Congressman