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AP: Mingo Retains Local Campaign Fund While Running For Treasurer

A second contender for statewide office has retained a local campaign fund that's not subject to state contribution limits. State records reviewed by the Associated Press show Republican Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo, a candidate for state treasurer, has not filed paperwork to close down his uncapped auditor's fund by converting it into a statewide campaign fund. Donations to a state-level campaign fund are capped at 12 thousand for individuals and political action committees. Democratic gubernatorial  candidate Nan Whaley was using a re-election campaign fund for  Dayton mayor, also not subject to limits, to raise money for  her 2018 bid for governor. Her campaign says it's voluntarily  complying with state caps. Mingo's campaign says  paperwork establishing his state campaign will be filed next month. Spokesperson Mike Hartley says Mingo is complying with state campaign finance limits and plans to  establish his statewide campaign fund by the next filing  deadline. Hartley says the timing is based on advice from the secretary of state's office.

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