State Investigates G.O.P. P.A.C. 

A state ethics committee will investigate whether a Republican political action committee was late in filing a report on spending in five state Senate districts.The Maine Democratic party has accused the Republican State Leadership Committee “Maine P.A.C.” of missing the deadline for filing an independent expenditure report on roughly $400,000 spent on the campaign.Groups must file the reports within 24 hours of the spending so that publicly financed candidates can get matching funds quickly.