Embattled Tennessee speaker faces election complaint

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN/AP) – Tennessee’s embattled House speaker is now being accused of violating the state’s election laws after spending the past two weeks facing a long list of other scandals surrounding his office.

According to a complaint filed with the Nashville district attorney’s office, social media advertisements purchased by Speaker Glen Casada’s political action committee allegedly failed to disclose who paid for them.

The complaint was filed on Wednesday by activist Emily Tseffos, treasurer for a separate PAC dedicated to unseating Rep. David Byrd – who has been accused by three women of sexual misconduct.

The complaint lists two 2018 ads defending Byrd that allegedly failed to properly state they were affiliated with a PAC.

Casada called the complaint “frivolous,” adding that Facebook requires disclaimers for all political advertising.

Speaker Casada released the following statement Thursday:

“I welcome next week’s Caucus meeting and look forward to hearing from my colleagues and answering their questions. I am confident the more they have the actual facts before them the better.”

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