House ethics panel probing US Rep. Andrews of N.J.

    U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews says a congressional ethics panel’s probe of his use of campaign funding will “demonstrate the falsehood of these politically motivated accusations.”

    The House Ethics Committee revealed it’s looking at the Democrat from New Jersey.
    His campaign finance filings show Andrews used campaign money to take at least 18 trips to California from 2006 to 2011.

    Andrews said in a statement the accusations deal with campaign money and not taxpayer funds, and that he has disclosed his spending, which was proper.

    The Democrat says the probe was triggered by accusations made in November by a local Republican official.

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    The committee says it started looking at Andrews days after an Associated Press report detailing his travels to California.

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