Missouri investigates allegations that Hawley misused public resources

Group claims A.G. office staff worked on campaign
Missouri investigates allegations that Hawley misused public resources

Missouri’s secretary of state’s office confirms it’s investigating fellow Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley over allegations that he used public funds to bolster his successful U.S. Senate bid.

The investigation is in response to a complaint filed by the liberal organization, the American Democracy Legal Fund. The complaint says out-of-state consultants directed Hawley’s staff at the Attorney General’s office to do work that would help Hawley’s campaign, and claims that was a misuse of taxpayer-funded resources.

Attorney general spokeswoman Mary Compton in a statement said the office is happy to cooperate with the investigation and “put these ridiculous allegations to bed once and for all.”

She called the allegations “totally meritless” and said no taxpayer resources were ever used for the campaign.