ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden is suggesting Sen. Al Franken may have broken election law by coordinating with a political action committee.

At issue is a pair ads — one released by Franken and a pro-Franken spot from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC — that appear to use some of the same video footage of the freshman Democrat.

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McFadden’s campaign spokesman Tom Erickson says the coincidence is suspicious. His campaign will file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

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Franken campaign spokeswoman Alexandra Fetissoff says there’s no coordination.

Candidates aren’t allowed to coordinate election activity with independent political organizations. McFadden’s campaign is named in a complaint from the American Democracy Legal fund alleging coordination between dozens of campaigns and several conservative PACs.

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