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Schock subject of House Ethics panel inquiry

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WASHINGTON--A House ethics probe of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.)--who is mulling a GOP primary bid for governor in 2013--advanced on Friday over whether Schock improperly solicited a SuperPac donation.

The House Committee on Ethics said in a statement Friday that it would decide its "course of action" with Schock by Jan. 28, 2013.

Schock told the Peoria Journal-Star on Friday that "we feel confident that I didn't do anything wrong," with the first phase of the probe dating back to the summer.

While the panel did not disclose what was at issue, Schock told the paper--and other outlets since the inquiry started earlier this year--that at issue is whether any campaign finance rules were violated when he asked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) for a $25,000 donation to the Campaign for Primary Accountability SuperPac.
That SuperPac was backing Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) against Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) in the March Illinois primary which Kinzinger won.

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