State panel rejects second complaint from Upshur County’s GOP chairman

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 12:43pm

Longview, TX — The Texas Ethics Commission has rejected a second complaint filed by Upshur County’s Republican Party chairman against a fellow Republican.

Chairman Ken Ambrose filed the complaint with the commission in October regarding Republican Madaline Barber accepting candidate applications as the party’s secretary. Ambrose said Barber is not the party’s secretary.

In September, the commission rejected Ambrose’s first complaint related to the same matter, stating it did not “allege facts that the respondent (Barber) made a misrepresentation with the intent to injure a candidate or influence the result of an election.”

The commission gave Ambrose the chance to resubmit his complaint, which he did. It was rejected in a letter to Ambrose and Barber dated Oct. 25, which Barber provided to the News-Journal late Monday.

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