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Political parties file dueling finance complaints

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - In dueling complaints, both major political parties have asked the attorney general to investigate what they call improper fundraising, spending or campaign finance reporting in the governor's race.

Democrats say Republican hopeful Walt Havenstein spent $24,000 before he was legally allowed to, accepted $3,000 from political committees that aren't registered in the state and didn't properly report his campaign donations.

Soon after that complaint became public Tuesday, Republicans said incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan accepted $50,000 from the Emily's List political action committee but the committee did not file the required reports with the secretary of state.

Campaign finance has emerged before in this year's governor's race. The GOP in July accused Hassan of accepting union contributions before she had officially filed her campaign paperwork. Hassan ended up returning $33,000.

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