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Warren Aide Cleared Of Mass. GOP Ethics Complaint

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Ethics has dismissed a complaint filed by the Massachusetts Republican Party against Sen. Elizabeth’s Warren’s chief of staff after it determined that Mindy Myers did not violate Senate rules by lending her name to a fundraising appeal for New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Back in September, Shaheen was using a visit to the Granite State by former Sen. Scott Brown to gin up campaign contributions in case Brown should decide to mount a challenge against her in 2014. Warren’s office joined the cause, and a fundraising letter was emailed to supporters carrying Myers' name and signature.

The MassGOP called for an investigation, alleging Myers violated a prohibition on Senate staffers soliciting campaign funds.

In a letter to Rob Cunningham, executive director of the MassGOP, the Senate Ethics Committee’s chief counsel John Sassaman said the letter from Myers was generated and sent by a private vendor not utilizing congressional computers.

Furthermore, Sassaman said that as a political fund designee for the Warren campaign committee Myers is permitted to solicit funds for Warren or other Senate candidates as long as the activity takes place on her own time.

This program aired on November 15, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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