Lt. Gov. Ard's campaign spending being investigated
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:34:02 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's ethics regulators have questions about campaign money spent by Lt. Gov. Ken Ard.
State Ethics Commission executive director Herb Hayden said Tuesday he is reviewing how Ard used campaign money and is planning to ask questions about expenses.Related Stories... S.C. Ethics Commission Wants Answers From New Lt. Gov. Ard (Free Times) Lt. Gov. Ard begins presiding over Senate UPDATE: Ard campaign consultant turns himself in
Records show Ard has spent a bit more than $1,100 on meals out of a nearly $25,000 fund since he won the Nov. 2 election.
Hayden said he'll be asking for Ard to clarify his expenses after reviewing Ard's campaign finance report. State law bars use of campaign cash for personal expenses.
Ard told The Associated Press he would cooperate but would wait for the letter from Hayden to comment further.
The Free Times of Columbia, was first to report on questions about Ard's spending.
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