Wilson returning $200 in donations from 2010 race

By SEANNA ADCOXAssociated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The campaign of South Carolina's top prosecutor is returning $200 a lobbyist donated to his 2010 campaign, as requested by the State Ethics Commission.

Spokesman Richard Quinn said Friday the campaign of Attorney General Alan Wilson also is making a technical correction in its 2010 filings so that a legal firm didn't appear to give the maximum donation twice. He said one of the $3,500 donations should have been applied to debt from the previous cycle.

Commission attorney Cathy Hazelwood said she sent letters Thursday to Wilson and former state Rep. Joyce Hearn, who gave $150 to his campaign in November 2009 and $50 in March 2010.

State law bars statewide officers from taking money from lobbyists, and Hearn was a registered lobbyist for the South Carolina Credit Union League.

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