St. Louis Public Radio News
2:12 pm
Fri October 18, 2002

Ethics Commission Clears Talent of Some Charges

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Ethics Commission cleared Republican US Senate candidate Jim Talent of some ethics charges. But it's still looking into a case that Talent may have violated ethics laws in his 2000 governor's race.

The pending complaint says he may have violated the law by setting up a debt retirment committee in 2000, when his campaign finance report showed no debt.

Talent's campaign calls it a technical problem that can be fixed by filing an amended report.

The dismissed complaints relate to his role with a political fund-raising group called Missouri Renewal.