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State Rep. Chris Paddie to stop lobbying after regulators crack down on loophole he used

A 2019 law says a former lawmaker cannot register to lobby until two years after they last used campaign funds to donate to another politician. Paddie, R-Marshall, sought to get around that earlier this year by reimbursing his campaign account with personal money.

State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, on the House floor on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

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