State Senator Resigns Following Alleged Ethics Violation
An Iowa state senator has resigned after he allegedly took money from political entities and then lying about it. Senator Kent Sorenson said Wednesday that he would be resigning and that it's best for his family. A special investigator found it likely Sorenson violated ethics rules by taking money from political entities connected to former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and then denying it. Attorney Mark Weinhardt said in a report that it was clear Sorenson negotiated payments in 2011 that reached $7,500 monthly in exchange for his work as Bachmann's Iowa campaign chair.