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Clean Elections may investigate Huppenthal for alleged campaign improprieties

PHOENIX -- Already being shown the door by voters, state schools chief John Huppenthal is now facing allegations that he improperly used public resources in his unsuccessful reelection bid.The Citizens Clean Elections Commission will vote today whether to investigate whether Huppenthal violated campaign finance laws by having the Department of Education produce and distribute a video where he sought to clarify his beliefs on the Common Core academic standards. That video, also uploaded to YouTube, was published two weeks before the Aug. 26 Republican primary.