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Ethics complaint filed against GOP candidate for agriculture commissioner

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Government ethics panels are continuing to receive allegations of campaign-related improprieties.
The latest one is an allegation that Republican agriculture
commissioner candidate James Comer used a state employee to work on his campaign at taxpayer expense.
Lexington attorney Franklin Paisley filed the complaint Tuesday
with the Legislative Ethics Commission.
Comer couldn't immediately be reached for comment about the
complaint. But House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover released a
statement saying he has reviewed the matter and found no
wrongdoing.
Government ethics panels have received several complaints in
recent weeks, one of which was dismissed last week against
Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams.
In the latest complaint, Paisley alleged that Legislative Ethics
Commission staffer Michael Goins had posted Comer campaign material online during working hours.
Goins declined to comment on the allegation.

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