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Nevada A.G. Candidate Challenges Non-Profit Political Ad

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The filing window for candidates in the upcoming election hasn't even closed yet and the political mudslinging has already begun.

A Washington D.C. non-profit group called the State Government Leadership Foundation is behind a television advertisement and a website called Ross Miller's House of Cards. It claims Miller has accepted $60,000 in gifts and that taxpayer money has been used to pay for tickets to sporting events and even trips. He says that $60,000 was spent, but none of it was taxpayer money.

"The numbers may be accurate but it infers that I used money from taxpayers and that is false and misleading," Miller said. "All of that money was from special interest groups and I disclosed all of that and probably more than the law requires in the name of transparency."

Because the SGLF group is a non-profit, they are not required to disclose the amount of donations made nor the names of those behind it. And Miller says Nevadans should be asking why a group from Washington D.C. would be spending so much money in Nevada.

"I have the answer to that," Miller says. "I have fought for transparency in government since I took office and they don't want me to be Attorney General here and make them follow our laws."

Miller says he's looking into legal avenues to fight the group.

While they have no contact phone number I did e-mail the State Government Leadership Foundation twice on Tuesday and have not heard back.

Written by Erin Breen 

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