Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles has admitted to directing donors to super PACs working in tandem with his campaign — a violation of federal campaign finance law — after news broke that his campaign treasurer, Lee Beaman, is the sole donor to a super PAC that has spent on Ogles’ behalf.

As the race for Tennessee’s new 5th Congressional district narrows, former House Speaker Beth Harwell says if elected, Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles will be beholden to Washington D.C.-insider groups, which have spent $1.6 million boosting his campaign.

“It’s clear if Andy Ogles wins, he will be controlled by the DC swamp,” Harwell said in a statement. “He owes everything to them, and I don't think that’s right for the people of middle Tennessee.”

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