Evans Wedged Into Political Controversy

Sara Evans’ husband’s political ambitions are drawing scrutiny in his native Oregon. Craig Schelske announced on Monday (Oct. 15) that he will seek the Republican nomination for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives now held by Democratic Rep. Darlene Hooley, who will seek a fourth term in the 2002 election. Democrats in the district have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Schelske has been violating federal law by raising campaign funds from his wife’s performances before he was an announced candidate. Schelske answered that his lawyers advised him that he was in the clear. Evans and Schelske maintain homes in Nashville and Aumsville, Ore. 10/17/01