Blunt Faces Ethics Complaint Over Election Ad
Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt is facing an ethics complaint over the use of his name and image in newspaper ads urging people to vote.
His political opponents say that use is wrong. It's apparently not uncommon.
Democratic and Republican opponents point out that the ads ran just days before the state's August 3 primary.
Blunt easily won the Republican nomination for Governor in that race.
His campaign and state office defend the ads, saying they're more personal that way and that other secretaries of state are doing the same thing.
In West Virginia, Secretary of State Joe Manchin narrated a get-out-and-vote radio ad last year while campaigning for governor.
Concerns also have been raised in California and Montana.