Former Bachmann aide files ethics complaint against Iowa state senator

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SIOUX CENTER, IA - DECEMBER 30: Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson looks on during a campaign stop for republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep Ron Paul (R-TX) at the Sioux Center Public Library on December 30, 2011 in Sioux Center, Iowa. With less than one week to go before the Iowa caucuses, Ron Paul continues to campaign through Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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DES MOINES, Iowa - A former aide to Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has filed a second ethics complaint against an Iowa state senator, alleging the lawmaker broke Senate rules by seeking payment for political work.

Peter Waldron filed the complaint Sept. 12 against Milo Republican Kent Sorenson.

He says a Sorenson aide sought compensation from Ron Paul's presidential campaign in exchange for Sorenson leaving the Bachmann campaign and endorsing Paul.

Waldron says Sorenson conspired in efforts to steal a list of home-school supporters' email information and claims the list was highlighted to the Paul campaign by Sorenson allies during negotiations.

Waldron's complaint was based off information published by The Iowa Republican website.

In his previous complaint, Waldron claimed Sorenson took improper payments from Bachmann's campaign.

Sorenson didn't immediately respond to a phone message.

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