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IA GOP Changes Payment Rules for Leaders

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Republican Party of Iowa is barring party officials from taking compensation from political campaigns.
   The state GOP announced Monday that they had approved a bylaw change over the weekend. Under the new rules, about 20 party officials will be banned from taking any paid campaign work.
   Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker says state party officials have received compensation in the past. He says this change is a good way for the state party to set an example that they are serious about avoiding any conflicts of interest.
   Former Sen. Kent Sorenson, a Republican from Milo, resigned in October after an independent investigator concluded he likely broke Senate ethics rules in receiving money from presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's political action committee and presidential campaign.

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