Lawmaker to juggle campaign, legal defense
A state lawmaker facing possible removal from office over campaign contributions says he is seeking another term because it would be a waste of his legislative experience if he didn't run.
Republican Rep. Mike Miller of Helmville said Thursday he is confident a judge will clear him of allegations that he coordinated with and accepted illegal contributions from a secretive conservative group called Western Tradition Partnership in 2010.
Miller says he anticipates no difficulty in handling a campaign while defending himself against the civil complaint filed against him by Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl.
He says term limits make it likely there will be dozens of new legislators in the 2015 session. He says it seems "wasteful not to utilize my knowledge of how state government functions."
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