Republicans File Ethics Complaint Over James Lee Witt Report

Sep 9, 2014

James Lee Witt

Democratic congressional hopeful James Lee Witt's campaign says he's amending his financial disclosure statement to include an $850,000 Little Rock house he bought after Arkansas Republicans filed an ethics complaint over the matter.

The state GOP on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Witt for not including the house in a financial disclosure statement he filed last month.

Witt is a former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency running against Republican state Rep. Bruce Westerman for the 4th Congressional District in south Arkansas.

A spokesman said Witt's real-estate holding company bought the Little Rock house as an investment opportunity on June 2, which was after the period covered in the report. He said an amended report was being filed to address the omission.