Schweitzer wants ethics case against him dismissed


HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has asked that an ethics case against him be dismissed, citing an "inexcusable delay," but the Montana Republican Party thinks the case should move forward, a news organization reported Thursday.

"Any alleged delay in these proceedings is primarily a result of the governor's own litigation strategy," Republican Party attorneys Quentin Rhodes and Robert Erickson of Missoula wrote in a response cited by Lee Newspapers. "He should not be rewarded for his own dilatory tactics."

Former Commissioner of Political Practices Dennis Unsworth ruled in Nov...

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