TAMPA, Fla. — There are new details about an investigation into Bay area Rep. Ross Spano.

  • Committee on Ethics looking into possible campaign finance violations
  • Ross Spano was elected in 2018
  • His district represents part of Polk, Hillsborough counties
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The U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ethics is looking into possible campaign finance violations.

The committee notes this does not mean a violation has occurred and it does not reflect judgment by the committee.

Spano, a Republican, is serving his first term and is seeking re-election. He represents parts of Polk and Hillsborough counties.

The congressman came under fire when he won in 2018.

There were complaints saying he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in loans from friends and used them to fund his campaign.

Spano has acknowledged he may have violated campaign finance laws, but his office told Spectrum Bay News 9 in January the loans have since been repaid.

The ethics committee will announce its decision on or before November 14.