ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he got no special treatment when a pair of credit card debt judgments against him were wiped away last year.

Daudt's defense came in his first remarks on a news story that detailed several debt collection efforts against him.

Two judgments that required Daudt to pay a combined $3,800 were later vacated at the request of the law firm representing the bank. The law firm has a lobbying presence at the Capitol.

Daudt says he paid his debts in full.