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San Jose, CA, levies fines for campaign violation

The San Jose Mercury News has a report about a municipal candidate who lost the runoff (he was leading in the first round) after the municipal ethics board found that one of his campaign workers had illegally helped a local businessman run an "independent ad." The board has now fined the businessman, the campaign worker, and the campaign. This article creates the impression that the initial finding of violation may have been the factor that lost the race for Mr. Voss. The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal also has a story.