The Texas Ethics Commission is investigating a complaint alleging that Republican agriculture commissioner candidate and former state Rep. Sid Miller improperly loaned his campaign $10,000 at a 10 percent interest rate in order to personally collect more than $31,000 years later. The Dallas Morning News also reported this morning on another potential campaign finance irregularity — Miller's former campaign's investment of close to $100,000 in the stock market, which he then transferred to himself after his failed 2012 re-election bid.
Texas law does not allow campaign money to be converted to personal use. Miller maintains that in both cases he did nothing wrong.
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