TALLAHASSEE, Fla Florida Republicans are saying former Gov. Charlie Crist and his law firm broke the state's campaign finance laws.
The executive director of the Republican Party of Florida filed a complaint Tuesday with the state elections commission.
The complaint contends Crist got an illegal campaign contribution because his name and face were on billboards put up by the Morgan & Morgan law firm.
Crist joined the firm after he lost his 2010 bid for the U.S. Senate. His face was placed on billboards that urged people to wear their seat belt or not text while driving.
Crist jumped into the governor's race last November. Billboards with his face came down by early 2014.
An attorney working with Crist called the complaint "frivolous" and said the billboards had a legitimate purpose.