Washington • The Utah Republican Party has filed two complaints against the Democrat running against Rep. Jason Chaffetz for failing to disclose his personal and campaign finances on time.
Soren Simonsen, the chairman of the Salt Lake City Council, should have reported his campaign contributions in July, but only made his first report this week. He also missed a deadline to detail his personal finances with the House of Representatives.
"Unlike Mr. Simonsen, the Utah Republican Party believes that transparency is important," wrote Lowell Nelson, the party's vice chairman, in a letter to the Federal Election Commission. Lowell sent a separate letter to the House Ethics Committee.