Summary points:

  • Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) wanted to steer money to a super PAC running ads in a hotly contested GOP primary.
  • Schock reached out to a Texas-based super PAC, and in the final days of the primary, the group received $50,000 from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's leadership PAC and the 18th District Republican Central Committee, the local political party committee in Schock‚Äôs home district.
  • The FEC has said lawmakers cannot solicit more than $5,000 for a super PAC.
  • After telling Roll Call of his maneuvering, Schock now faces an FEC complaint and could face another. Absent the interview, the excessive solicitation may not have surfaced.