- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Democratic group has filed ethics complaints against Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, accusing him of violating state and federal laws by filing conflicting personal income statements.

The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1Beb4ep ) The American Democracy Legal Fund filed the charges Wednesday with the House Office of Congressional Ethics and the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

Cassidy is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Copies of the documents show Cassidy reported to the state he earned $39,682 as a Louisiana senator and $322,751 from the LSU Health Science Center in 2008. But he reported to the congressional office that his state Senate earnings totaled $36,706 and his LSUHSC salary was $305,431.

Cassidy’s campaign spokesman John Cummins says the state and federal forms have different reporting requirements, and the filing was done properly.

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