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Doyle's DNC speech sparks debate


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Questions have been raised as to whether Governor Doyle violated ethics rules by having one of his staffers write the speech he delivered at the Democratic National Convention.

Using state resources for personal gain is a violation of the ethics law.

State staffer Lee Sensenbrenner wrote the speech and not a Doyle campaign worker. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Sensenbrenner and the governor thought it was appropriate because Doyle was promoting Wisconsin on a national stage.

Government Accountability Board director Jonathan Becker says the speech might pass muster if it focused on state issues and policies rather than partisanship. He won't say whether the panel is looking into the matter.

While Doyle speech at the convention promoted Wisconsin workers, the governor also urged support for Democrat Barack Obama and criticized Republican John McCain.

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