Baricevic Hit With Funding Complaint

(Belleville, IL) — An election watchdog group based in Washington says there’s something suspicious about donations to Metro East congressional candidate C.J. Baricevic by one Belleville law firm. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust filed a complaint with federal election officials claiming that members of the Keefe, Keefe and Unsell firm funneled illegal contributions to Baricevic by passing them off as coming from low-level office workers who couldn’t afford the 27-hundred-dollar donations listed in their names. A spokesman for Democrat Baricevic says FACT is a Republican dark-money group, and claims the complaint is really coming from Baricevic’s opponent, incumbent Republican Mike Bost.