The Public Disclosure Commission has thrown out the last election-law complaint remaining from state Sen. Pam Roach‘s defeat of challenger Matt Richardson.
Richardson filed the complaint during last fall’s campaign, saying Roach’s campaign mailers illegally defame him. It was one of several complaints to the PDC by both candidates in the heated intra-Republican race, all of which were dismissed.
The election watchdogs dismissed this one without finding any violations of the law. Roach was able to cite legal documents or news media coverage to back up the ad’s claims.
The candidates sparred over the significance of Richardson’s guilty …