SOS clears Gansert in campaign finance complaint

The secretary of state's office has cleared ex-gubernatorial Chief of Staff/Assemblywoman Heidi Gansert in a campaign finance complaint filed in March.

The complaint was filed by an ex-Democratic Party chairman and was clearly in retaliation for a measure that Democrats saw as an effort to hurt ex-Speaker Barbara Buckley.

Lost in all of this: The notion that folks can hang onto campaign funds for as long as they want after they are out of elective office is simply outrageous. Oh, and not partisan.

The SOS letter to Gansert is attached here.