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Jean Schodorf: State Commission Has Dismissed GOP's Ethics Complaint

Democratic secretary of state candidate Jean Schodorf says the Kansas ethics commission has dismissed a Republican complaint accusing her of illegally soliciting contributions from lobbyists through Facebook.

Schodorf’s campaign said Wednesday that the commission had informed it of the decision after the panel’s regular monthly meeting.

The commission made no public announcement and typically doesn’t unless it sets a public hearing to consider sanctions.

The GOP filed the complaint last month against Schodorf, a former state senator from Wichita.

The complaint argued that Schodorf violated a law barring candidates from soliciting contributions from lobbyists while the Legislature is in session. The GOP cited a May 1 Facebook posting by Schodorf's campaign seeking help in raising money and said at least one lobbyist had liked the page.