McKenna faces ethics complaint over county work

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle lawyer has filed an ethics complaint against Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.

Kyle Olive said Thursday that he submitted his concerns to the King County ombudsman, arguing that McKenna violated two parts of the county ethics law during his time on the King County Council.

The filing comes a few days after an Associated Press report that found McKenna's office discussed political issues during staff meetings and used a county fax machine to send an invitation on behalf of the state Republican Party. McKenna's archived records also contain hundreds of pages of campaign documents, such as fundraising lists and a packet titled "Rob McKenna for Attorney General."

McKenna has said that the office inevitably discussed politics and that most of the records appeared to have been accidentally left at the office by a staff member.