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Tynan reports on Harding complaint

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Attorney Matt Tynan said Tuesday he had received word from the Texas Ethics Commission that the agency would investigate former District 1 candidate Vincent Harding’s campaign finance forms based on allegations Tynan made in a complaint filed with the commission. Tynan also filed a complaint against Natasha Harper-Madison, who is in a Dec. 11 runoff with Mariana Salazar to determine which of them will represent District 1. However, Tynan said he had decided that Harper-Madison’s errors were “de minimis” – or trivial – and that he has resolved not to pursue the matter. The commission had explained that some of the perceived errors in campaign finance forms submitted by Harper-Madison and Harding were a result of the commission’s software. Harding’s campaign manager, Mykle Tomlinson, told the Austin Monitor that the reports contained no errors and that Tynan had misinterpreted the regulations. Harding came in third in the Nov. 6 election behind Harper-Madison, with just 412 fewer votes than the second-place finisher.

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