The RCMP have now stepped in to launch an investigation into the so called "Kamikaze" campaign of former UCP Leadership Candidate, Jeff Callaway.

Party Leader Jason Kenney deflected questions about the probe at a media availability Friday, March 15.

He says no one has officially approached him or the Party about the issue.

"Neither I, nor my office or the United Conservative Party have been contacted by the Elections Commissioner, RCMP or any other law enforcement agency. Obviously we would comply fully if we were."

Kenney says he has no knowledge of how the other campaigns ran, because he was too busy running his own.

"In fact we ran four campaigns in 2017. The Conservative leadership campaign, the referendum campaign on the merger, the United Conservative leadership campaign and a byelection. We were just very focused on that unprecedented political work and we weren't paying attention to how other people were running, or funding their campaign."

Callaway is being accused of running a "stalking horse" or "kamikaze" campaign to discredit former Wildrose Leader, Brian Jean's leadership bid for the UCP.

He's been dogged by accusations of financial irregularities, including Elections Alberta fining Callaway's former Campaign Manager $15,000 for obstruction of an investigation.

The UCP actually removed Candidate Randy Kerr from his Calgary Beddington riding back on Wednesday, March 6, for not being forthcoming about a $4,000 dollar donation to Callaway's campaign.

They also fined UCP member, Karen Brown, from Calgary with donating money that was given to her by someone else.

Callaway left the leadership race about halfway through, throwing his support behind Kenney, who won handily over Jean.

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