Kapanke Admits Ethics Breach

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[img_assist|nid=14831|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=75|height=100]Dan Kapanke has admitted that his use of funds from his foundation to pay personal bills was "inappropriate".  An article in today's La Cross Tribune states

State Sen. Dan Kapanke admitted to unintentionally violating state ethics codes by paying off personal debt with money from a charity funded through organizations that employ lobbyists.

The Republican lawmaker said Wednesday the payment to the city of La Crosse for new lighting at the Loggers’ baseball park was “inappropriate.”

 

State Party Chair Mike Tate has demanded that Kapanke resign and suspend his campaign for Ron Kind's seat. It doesn't seem very likely that Mr. Kapanke will do so.