The super PAC behind a superPAC that was supposed to help Republicans defeat the state’s Democratic governor was disbanded after the campaign manager was charged with bribery and other corruption charges.
The PAC, called Right to Rise USA, was supposed do a fundraising push for incumbent Republican Gov.
Brian Schweitzer, and had already raised about $1.5 million.
Schweitzer’s campaign had raised more than $4.5 billion since taking office in 2009.
However, Right to Raise USA began reporting to the state treasurer that it was being shut down, Politico reported.
That led to a lawsuit against the group by Schweitzer and other Democratic Party members.
The group’s treasurer, Matthew Grosnick, pleaded guilty to criminal charges in February and was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $100,000.
Grosnick is scheduled to be sentenced March 15.