Iowa AG owes explanation


Where We Stand
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s campaign donations from contributors linked to Big Banks deserve explanation.

Maybe Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has done nothing wrong in accepting campaign donations from finance, insurance and real estate companies. But the appearance, at face value, of a conflict of interest is so strong, Miller has more explaining to do.

Last fall, it was Miller who led the charge against Big Banks’ improper foreclosure practices. He led a task force of attorneys general from 10 states as well as four federal agencies to combat mortgage fraud and unethical lending. Miller was full of tough talk in the fall, but lately, he seems much more low-key about the pursuit of lenders who forced families out of their homes.

A report published last week by the National Institute on Money in State Politics suggests one reason Miller has eased off the accelerator has to do with a war chest full of big donations. Miller denies that.

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