Agriculture commissioner candidate asks for dismissal of ethics complaint

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican agriculture commissioner
candidate James Comer will ask the Legislative Branch Ethics
Commission to dismiss a complaint that he insists is false.
Lexington attorney Franklin Paisley filed the complaint earlier
this week, charging that Comer had used a state employee to work on
his campaign at taxpayer expense.
Government ethics panels have received a flurry of complaints
against candidates in recent weeks, one of which already has been
In the latest complaint, Paisley alleged Legislative Research
Commission staffer Michael Goins had posted Comer campaign material
online during working hours. House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover
said he reviewed the matter and found no wrongdoing.
Comer, who faces Democrat Robert Farmer in the Nov. 8 election,
said in a written response to be filed Monday that the complaint
was political gamesmanship.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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