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Watchdog group requests IRS investigation into anti-Susan Collins group's tax-exempt status


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A liberal group looking to unseat Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in next year's election is the target of an ethics complaint asking the IRS to investigate its tax-exempt status.

The D.C.-based nonprofit Foundation for Accountability for Civic Trust (FACT) sent a letter to the IRS on Wednesday alleging that Maine Momentum had engaged in a "consistent pattern of activities" focused on Collins, indicating it was working for the "private benefit" of Maine's Democratic entities rather than promoting social welfare, as required by its 501c(4) status. The tax-exempt status also bars organizations from overtly supporting ...


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