Democratic Party Files Ethics Complaint Against Blunt

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Monday, July 31 2006 Jul 31, 2006 Monday, July 31, 2006 6:54:23 PM CDT July 31, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Democratic Party claims Gov. Blunt took an illegal campaign contribution. The party filed a complaint Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission, saying Blunt accepted money above the state's limits from the Republican National Committee. Blunt's campaign committee report this month showd it accepted $39,000 from the committee, but the campaign said the money was reimbursement for a 2004 payment to cover expenses from a visit by President Bush. Missouri Republican Party spokesman Paul Sloca called the complaint "frivolous," and says the commission told the campaign to mark it down as a contribution, not a refund. Democrats say the refund should have gone to his old debt service committee, not his current campaign committee.

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