Adelstein seeks AG review of Powers' online campaign storeAs Secretary of State employee, Powers could be guilty of conflict of interest and possibly illegal activity, senator says.
Campaign material business in SD questioned
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A state senator is calling for an investigation into the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office because of an employee's operation of an online business that sells campaign materials.
Attorney General spokeswoman Sara Rabern says the letter from Republican Sen. Stan Adelstein of Rapid City was received Tuesday and the matter is under review.
Adelstein is asking Attorney General Marty Jackley to look into Dakota Campaign Store, which had been run by employee Pat Powers. Powers formerly ran a conservative blog.
The website has since been taken down.
Adelstein says he's concerned about allegations of impropriety, conflict of interest and possible illegal activity.
Secretary of State Jason Gant did not immediately return a telephone call to The Associated Press.