The Star Tribune reports that the DFL Party has filed a complaint with the Office of Administrative Hearings over the story we broke here earlier in the week regarding Rep. Ernie Leidiger’s payment of a speeding ticket out of his campaign account.
Leidiger told the Star Tribune this week he didn’t see the reimbursement as a problem and that nobody had complained. He said he donates more than $1,000 to his own campaign, so paying the ticket should not be a problem.
“To me,” he said. “It seems appropriate.”
So, this was not an innocent mistake. Rep. Leidiger apparently selectively chose to ignore state campaign finance rules.