John Hickenlooper might be in trouble with the Federal Election Commission for improperly using video shot for his 2014 gubernatorial election in his current Senate campaign without reporting it.
A complaint filed with the federal agency that oversees campaign fundraising and spending reports says use of the video amounts to a donation, and should have been reported, according to the Associated Press.
The brief clips of Hickenlooper in a factory and talking to patrons of a brewpub he founded are publicly available on the website of Hickenlooper’s media strategist. But the complaint alleges that they are still copyrighted and therefore an “asset” whose transfer should have been reported.
The complaint was filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, the same group that got Hickenlooper in trouble with the Ethics Commission.