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The Constitution Party of Nevada Takes on Lt. Governor Candidate

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by authorcarloscardoso

The Constitution Party of Nevada fired a shot against the bow of the State Republican establishment with its filing of an official complaint against Governor Brian Sandoval’s pick for the position of lieutenant Governor, Mark Hutchison. The complaint which was submitted to Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, alleges that Mark Hutchison violated Nevada Revised Statute 294A.100 and State Constitution, Article 2, Section 10 when he received more than the legal limit of $5000 for the primary and $5000 for the general election from his Law Firm, Hutchison & Steffan LLC. The information this complaint is based on came directly from the Secretary of State’s Aurora Campaign Finance Disclosure database back during the 2012 election for State Senate District 6. The complaint specifically requests that these contributions be investigated and if applicable both Hutchison & Steffan LLC. and Mark A. Hutchison be charged as outlined in NRS294A.100(3). The complaint also clearly states that NRS294A.420(5)(E) specifically allows the Secretary of State to take into consideration, “Any knowledge or experience the candidate, person, committee, political party or nonprofit corporation has with the provisions of this chapter.” The filing then goes on to state that State Senator Mark a. Hutchison promotes himself in person and on the Hutchison & Steffan website as an “Election Law and Government Ethics Attorney. It will be interesting to see how the Secretary of State will handle this apparent violation of campaign financing laws.Hutch-Complaint