Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch Refuses to Enforce Campaign Finance Laws

July 26, 2023

Washington, DC — Serving as Mississippi’s chief legal officer, Lynn Fitch is refusing to do her job to enforce campaign finance laws. Mississippi Today reports, “Attorney General Lynn Fitch, the only state official with clear authority to enforce campaign finance laws, has shown little interest in doing so during her first term in office.”

Mississippi Today continues, “Incumbent Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann has filed complaints against McDaniel with Fitch, but the AG office’s only comment so far, three months ago, was: ‘We are reviewing it.’”

“Fitch, as the state’s top law officer, runs the only state agency with clear authority to investigate and prosecute campaign finance violations. It appears at this point, despite the egregious violations McDaniel’s campaign is accused of, Fitch is not going to get involved.”

 “If that’s the case, one wonders how her office could ever in the future look into or prosecute any other reported campaign violation. That would, understandably, draw accusations of selective prosecution.”


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