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Lina Hidalgo receives ethics fine after endorsing a primary candidate at a Harris County press conference

The $500 fine from the Texas Ethics Commission comes after the agency found the Harris County judge broke state campaign laws barring use of government resources for political purposes.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks to attendees during a Get Out the Vote Rally hosted by the Asian American Democrats of Texas in Asiatown on Oct. 15, 2022.

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