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Schweitzer chooses lawmaker's wife for ethics post


HELENA (AP) — Gov. Brian Schweitzer announced Friday he has picked Jennifer Hensley of Butte over other candidates sent to him by the Legislature to serve as the state's arbiter of campaign and ethics complaints.

Hensley is the wife of state Sen. Steve Gallus, a Butte Democrat. She replaces current Commissioner of Political Practices Dennis Unsworth, whose six-year term expires at the end of the year.

Hensley told Schweitzer during an interview earlier this week that her marriage won't cause a conflict because the term-limited Gallus won't run for office as long as she holds the post....

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