Rachel Maddow devoted some of last night’s program to the Federal Election Commission lawsuit against a former business partner of Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, and a former dealership co-owned by the congressman. As our Virginia Chamlee reported last week, a judge fined the dealership $67,900 for what the Election Commission called an “extensive and ongoing scheme” to funnel “secret, illegal contributions” to Buchanan’s 2006 and 2008 campaigns.

Maddow also examined similar accusations against Buchanan and related companies that had surfaced before the Election Commission lawsuit, as well as his role as finance vice chair for the National Republican Congressional Committee. Check it out:

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