Contact Us

Senate Panel Dismisses Ethics Charge Against Hutchinson GOPer

Minnesota State Legislative photo

ST. PAUL  (AP) — The state Senate’s ethics panel has dismissed a complaint against a Republican senator whose office sent an e-mail saying he wouldn’t meet with his election rival’s supporters.

The four members of the Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct voted unanimously Wednesday to dismiss the complaint. Their resolution states that the two Democrats and two Republicans on the panel believed Sen. Scott Newman of Hutchinson when he said he didn’t know about the e-mail beforehand and that it didn’t reflect his office’s policy.

Several Democratic senators filed the complaint against Newman after his legislative assistant rejected a request last month that he meet with members of the Minnesota Nurses Association, which endorsed his opponent. They say he broke Senate rules and reflected poorly on the institution.

Newman says his assistant was new in the job and made a mistake. He apologized for the message.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!