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2 agree to pay fines in Clean Elections cases

The Arizona commission that oversees public campaign financing reached agreements last week with two state House candidates accused of violating the state Clean Elections law.

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission and Republican District 6 candidate Carl Seel agreed that he unintentionally broke the law when he paid for a campaign mailer that advocated support for Republican Rep. Sam Crump. Crump is running for re-election in the district.

Seel agreed to pay a fine of about $710, roughly the cost of the portion of the mailer that advocated for Crump. Seel also agreed to pay another $500 in fines.

The complaint against Seel was brought by Tony Bouie, a former University of Arizona football player, who unsuccessfully challenged Seel and Crump in the GOP primary.

The commission also reached a settlement with Rep. Jackie Thrasher, D-Glendale. The parties agreed that Thrasher illegally used primary-election funds before the primary to pay for mailers and signs promoting her in the Nov. 4 general election.

She agreed to pay the commission $5,470 in fines. That complaint was filed by Sen. Linda Gray, a Republican who also represents District 10.

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