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ETHICS VIOLATION: Sorenson Responds To Claims

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A state Senator has responded to claims that he acted unethically leading up to the 2012 Iowa Caucus.

Two weeks ago, Peter Waldron, a former aide to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, filed an ethics complaint of improper behavior against Republican, Kent Sorenson.

Waldron claims Sorenson concealed payments he received from the campaign and also stole an email list of home school educators from another staffer and used the information for campaign purposes.

Sorenson responded to the complaint on Monday saying, “The charges are totally baseless, without evidence, and a waste of Iowans` time and money. I trust the ethics committee will not waste the people’s time any longer than they must, in dismissing this complaint.”

The Senate ethics committee will now decide whether to investigate the complaint, however they have yet to set a date for hearing the matter.

This complaint is addition to a lawsuit filed in Polk County regarding the stolen email list.