Iowa

Affidavit Says Bachmann Approved Banned Payments to an Aide

A state senator allegedly took payments for his work on Bachmann's campaign in violation of Iowa Senate ethics rules

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's former chief of staff, GOP operative Andy Parrish, stated in a signed affidavit Monday that the Minnesota Republican approved payments made to a top aide who was barred by Iowa Senate ethics rules from accepting money for his work on her presidential campaign.

The suspected payments to Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, first alleged in a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint filed by campaign whistleblower Peter Waldron, are now the subject of an inquiry by the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee.

H/T Charles WT