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A complaint filed with the state’s political watchdog agency this week claims that Chris Kelly violated state election law in donating nearly $10 million to his campaign for attorney general.

Opponent Kamala Harris says Kelly violated campaign contribution limits and disclosure laws in selling private stock to raise money for his race.

“Kelly’s blatant disregard for the state’s campaign finance and ethics laws is an affront to the public’s trust in the electoral system,” her complaint said.

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Kelly spokeswoman Robin Swanson called the complaint a “remarkably lame” attempt by Harris, the San Francisco district attorney, to divert attention from a scandal in which hundreds of criminal convictions may be at risk from her office’s failure to inform defense attorneys of past misconduct by peace officers.

Roman Porter, director of the Fair Political Practices Commission, declined to comment on the complaint.


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