10:54 am July 13, 2010, by Aaron Gould Sheinin
Even as she accuses her opponents in next week’s Republican gubernatorial primary of having “iffy” ethics, the state is investigating contributions to Karen Handel’s campaign.
The Associated Press reported Monday that the State Ethics Commission is investigating three complaints against the former secretary of state. The complainsta llege Handel repeatedly accepted contributions that exceed the legal limit of $6,100 per election cycle.
The Handel campaign told the AP that accounting mistake is to blame and that any extra money was refunded or reallocated before they knew of the complaints.
Eight separate complaints were filed by Christina Tejada, of Atlanta. Officials at the ethics panel consolidated them into three.
Word of the complaints against the former secretary of state come on the same day her first television ad of the campaign hit the airwaves around Atlanta with an attack on the “iffy ethics” of her leading GOP opponents.
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