Democrat in Kansas 3rd faces GOP ethics complaint

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate faces a hearing before the Kansas ethics commission over a Republican Party complaint that she violated a state campaign finance law.

The commission has scheduled a July 16 hearing for Democrat Kelly Kultala. The former state senator from Kansas City is seeking the 3rd Congressional District seat held by Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder.

Kultala's campaign reported receiving $1,000 in February from her legislative campaign fund.

The GOP filed a complaint in April, noting that such a contribution violates a state law prohibiting the transfer of funds for a state race to a federal campaign.

State GOP Executive Director Clay Barker said the complaint is designed to compel Kultala's congressional campaign to return the money.

Kultala's campaign did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

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