NEW: State Rep. Candidate Did Not Violate Hatch Act
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
State Rep. Jon Brien, who lost to Casey in last month’s District 50 Democratic primary, filed a complain several weeks ago charging that Casey was subject to the Hatch Act because the Woonsocket Fire Department received $300,000 in federal funds for training purposes earlier this year.
The Hatch Act prohibits those who are paid with, or have control over, federal funds from running for office.
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