Kemper returns contributions to government workers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican John Kemper has returned near
$1,200 in contributions given to his auditor campaign by government
Kemper told reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday that he is
challenging Democratic candidate Adam Edelen to do the same.
Kemper said returning the money would head off any potential
conflicts of interest for the winner of Nov. 8 election to choose
the head of the agency that reviews the financial affairs of state
and local governments. He said Edelen has accepted nearly $75,000
in contributions from government officials that should be returned
to guard against future conflicts if he's elected.
Edelen, a Lexington businessman and former chief of staff to
Gov. Steve Beshear, didn't immediately return a phone call seeking

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