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Wed Jul 20, 2016, 11:27 PM

GOP: Beshear should withdraw from pension case

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Republican Party of Kentucky this week called on Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear to withdraw from a lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin initiated by former pension system trustee Thomas Elliott because of Beshear's personal association with Elliott.

“In 2012, Elliott paid a fine for violating campaign finance laws. Who was his lawyer in that case? None other than Andy Beshear,” Republican Party spokesman Tres Watson said in a news release. “Flash forward a few years, and who helps Beshear on his path to attorney general by maxing out to his campaign? None other than Tommy Elliott.”

Elliott was fined by the election registry in connection with his role in Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s 2010 campaign and inaugural committee in 2012. He later contributed $2,000 - the most allowed by state law - to Beshear’s 2015 campaign for attorney general.

If Beshear does not withdraw from the lawsuit, the GOP says his campaign should refund the contribution.

Read more: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2016/07/20/gop-says-beshear-should-withdraw-pension-case/87336824/

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