GOP Pol Outed Activist While Fundraising, Group Says

Law360, New York (May 16, 2017, 6:35 PM EDT) — A Washington, D.C.-based government watchdog group on Tuesday accused a Republican congressman from New Jersey of violating political ethics rules for using a campaign donation letter to reveal the political leanings of a bank executive, who reportedly came under scrutiny from her employer and ultimately left her job.

In a letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics, CfA Executive Director Daniel E. Stevens called for a probe into U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., over his fundraising appeal to Lakeland Bank board member Joseph O’Dowd. The March…

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