Feds Investigating State Sen. Kelsey’s Campaign Finance Transactions

State Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Memphis, is facing a grand jury probe concerning campaign finance transactions during his failed 2016 congressional bid, the Tennessean reports. Former Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey confirmed he’d been interviewed by a federal agent earlier this year, who asked if Kelsey gave Ramsey money with a request to “move it” to the West Tennessee lawmakers’ congressional campaign committee. Ramsey denies this happened. Nashville At-large Councilman Steve Glover and an unnamed lawmaker were also interviewed by federal agents. Glover gave money to Kelsey’s federal PAC months after receiving money from Kelsey’s state PAC. Kelsey says he welcomes any investigation because “all donations were made in compliance with the law and on the advice of counsel.”

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