AP: O'Donnell says FEC complaint tossed

Former Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has been mentioned as a possibility for the 12th edition of "Dancing with the Stars." The new cast will be announced on February 28 during "The Bachelor" and "Dancing with the Stars" competition will begin on Monday, March 21. (AP)

June 2, 2011 11:01:28 AM PDT
Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell says the Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint filed against her during last year's campaign by the Delaware Republican Party.

The state GOP accused O'Donnell and the Tea Party Express of violating FEC rules that restrict coordination between candidates and outside political organizations.

The complaint alleged that the Tea Party Express solicited donors to contribute to O'Donnell and that O'Donnell and the group worked jointly on advertising, breaching federal rules.

In a post on her Twitter account Thursday, O'Donnell said the FEC had dismissed the complaint, which she described as frivolous and politically motivated. O'Donnell's campaign lawyer confirmed that the complaint had been dismissed.