Rep. Schock's ethics probe to continue

February 6, 2013

The Associated Press

The House Ethics Committee says it will continue an investigation into U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock over allegations the Illinois Republican sought donations of more than $5,000 per donor to a super political action committee.

The committee made the announcement on Wednesday, while also releasing a report on Shock's case from the Office of Congressional Ethics, a separate, outside ethics office.

The ethics case is focused on an allegation Schock asked Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to contribute $25,000 from his leadership PAC to a super PAC that backed Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Kinzinger was running in a House primary against Rep. Don Manzullo. Kinzinger won the March 2012 primary.

Schock spokesman Steve Dutton says Schock hasn't done anything wrong and says the case is "without merit."