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Senate candidate accuses opponent of violating campaign law

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State Senate candidate David Blair has accused Senator Paul Sanford of violating the Fair Campaign Practices Act. State Senate candidate David Blair has accused Senator Paul Sanford of violating the Fair Campaign Practices Act.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

With the primary election just days away, State Senate candidate David Blair has accused Senator Paul Sanford of violating the Fair Campaign Practices Act.

Blair said that he has proof that Senator Sanford used campaign money for personal use, including buying expensive suits and paying for lodging while in legislative session.

Blair also said that state records show Senator Sanford raised money outside of the allowed time period, and took a loan from campaign funds and then paid himself back for more than the loan amount.

"With legislators being indicted and rumors of more indictments coming, it is time we clean up Montgomery from politicians who run afoul of the laws they pass. What is ironic is that Senator Sanford himself voted for the overhaul of the Campaign rules and has openly violated them for everyone to see," said Blair.

Senator Sanford has held office since 2009. Just last year he voted to adopt a bill that established a penalty for violating campaign filing requirements. Sanford said his opponent either doesn't understand the law, or doesn't have his facts straight.

Blair and Senator Sanford will face off in the primary election on Tuesday for the Republican nomination for the District 7 Senate seat.

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