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Duffey Wants To Drop Elections Complaint Against Taylor

Ohio Public Radio

A Republican Ohio House member and supporter of GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine wants to dismiss a complaint he filed with the Ohio Elections Commission alleging a 3 million dollar campaign loan involving DeWine's primary opponent was an illegal contribution. 

Mike Duffey says the complaint he filed April 30 against Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is moot given Taylor's loss in the May primary. Duffey says he doesn't want to "drag" Taylor through litigation and has concerns about his own legal costs. The Commission is expected to consider Duffey's request at a meeting June 28. Taylor originally reported loaning her campaign 3 million dollar, but later reported repaying the same amount to her wealthy husband. Her campaign said the transactions were legal because they involved marital assets.

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