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Klippert Defends Use of School Materials for State House Campaign

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Benton County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Klippert raised some eyebrows Wednesday over his campaign for a spot in the state house.

Media outlets got a press release from his campaign that may violate campaign laws.

The release came from Kiona-Benton High School, where Klippert is the School Resource Officer.  

A group of students are helping his campaign as part of their senior project.

"In no way, shape or form were we, was our intent to use school materials, or school anything to advance or further my campaign.   The whole purpose for using that, the young lady who has chosen, who has asked to be the media manager, she is in school working on her school project," Klippert said.

It's not clear whether the letter is against the law.  It would have to be reviewed by the public disclosure commission.

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