INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Three former GOP officials say Senate candidate Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor list from his government office.
That action prompted party officials in 2009 to lock Rokita - now a congressman - out of the system until he angrily complained.
The three officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss it publicly. Rokita is trying to win the primary to face Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly.
Rokita's campaign manager called the allegations a "baseless and unsubstantiated hit job."
Indiana law prohibits state employees from engaging in political activity while on duty or acting in an official capacity. It also prohibits work on anything outside official duties while on the clock.
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