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Associated Press , Published October 25 2012

UPDATED: Dems say Berg didn't report plane use in campaign

BISMARCK — North Dakota Democrats say Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rick Berg hasn't been reporting his campaign use of his own private plane.

Berg and two other people own the plane through a limited partnership. Democratic spokeswoman Rania Batrice says it was used for campaigning at least 13 times from June through September.

She says Federal Election Commission rules require Berg to report the plane's use and pay for it. The party is filing a complaint with the FEC.

Berg is running against Democratic Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp.

Berg campaign spokesman Chris Van Guilder says the campaign has paid for all the trips cited in the Democratic complaint.

He says the complaint is “yet another in a long line of false and increasingly desperate attacks” on Heitkamp's behalf.


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