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Miller Calls Records Suit A “Smear”

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller’s office says an open records request lawsuit filed by a Republican-affiliated group is a politically motivated attempt to derail an ethics reform measure in the legislature backed by Miller.

The records request originally made in March by the State Government Leadership Foundation, a GOP-affiliated group, seeks records of Miller’s travel, daily schedules, compensation and more.

The group says it would help review the implications of Miller’s proposal in the legislature to tighten gift and campaign donations to elected officials.

But a spokesman for Miller’s office, Robert Walsh, tells KXNT the group has ulterior motives:  “Nevadans are smart enough to understand that it is no coincidence that on the eve of potential passage of landmark transparency and ethics reform, a shadowy out of state group has attempted to politically smear me with completely unfounded attacks in an effort to derail our legislation.”

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