PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Democratic Party has complained to the Clean Elections Commission that Republicans running for the state Corporation Commission misspent more than $200,000 of public money.
The Arizona Republic reports the Aug. 28 complaint claims Republicans used the primary-election funds on mailers to attack their general-election opponents.
Democrats say that's a violation of the rules for candidates using public money for their campaigns.
The Republicans say the mailers they sent to voters in the primary election are allowed.
If election regulators find the mailers to be in violation, they could limit the amount of money the Republicans can spend in the Nov. 6 general election to make up for the expense of the violations.
The Corporation Commission has three open seats. Democrats and Republicans both have three candidates running.