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State Ethics Commission Gives Sen. Dan Wolf Temporary Reprieve

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Dan Wolf. (Facebook photo)

Dan Wolf. (Facebook photo)

BOSTON (AP) — State Sen. Dan Wolf has won a temporary reprieve from a state Ethics Commission ruling that could force him to quit the Legislature and end his campaign for governor.

The commission has extended a deadline it gave Wolf, a Harwich Democrat, to choose between his political career or continued ownership interest in Cape Air.

Wolf’s campaign says the commission has agreed to hear the case at its next meeting on Sept. 19.

As a result, Wolf will not resign from the Senate on Thursday as he had previously said he would be forced to do unless the commission reconsidered. His gubernatorial campaign will remain suspended.

The commission said Wolf is in violation of conflict-of-interest rules because Cape Air has contracts with Logan International Airport, which is operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority.

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