Democratic secretary of state candidate Jean Schodorf says the Kansas ethics commission has dismissed a Republican complaint accusing her of illegally soliciting contributions from lobbyists through Facebook.
Schodorf’s campaign said Wednesday that the commission had informed it of the decision after the panel’s regular monthly meeting.
The commission made no public announcement and typically doesn’t unless it sets a public hearing to consider sanctions.
The GOP filed the complaint last month against Schodorf, a former state senator from Wichita.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s challenger in the Kansas Republican primary is demanding that Kobach fully disclose his earnings from outside work by releasing his income tax records for the past three years.
GOP candidate Scott Morgan said Tuesday that voters deserve to know the extent of Kobach’s private financial dealings with other parties.
Kobach and his campaign spokeswoman did not immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.
A state panel has rejected an effort to block Kansas Senator Pat Roberts from running for re-election. The State Objections Board ruled 3-0 against a group of Kansans arguing that Roberts doesn’t really live in the state. It sets the stage for Roberts to face challenger Milton Wolf in the August Republican primary.
Chuck Henderson, a Milton Wolf supporter from Manhattan, filed one of the objections. He believes Roberts shouldn’t be eligible to run again because he actually lives in a home in Virginia.