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Eugene Delgaudio used staff for campaign solicitations, staffer says

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LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A Loudoun County supervisor known for his opposition to gay rights has been accused of improperly directing his county staff to solicit campaign contributions.

Republican Eugene Delgaudio is also president of Public Advocate, which the Southern Poverty Law Center recently labeled a hate group for its anti-gay views.

A former part-time staffer in Delgaudio's county office told The Washington Post that she spent most of her time calling potential campaign donors.

Delgaudio said he did nothing wrong and was soliciting donations for a youth football league.

But several of the would-be donors who were solicited told the Post that Delgaudio was seeking campaign contributions.

The former aide, Donna Mateer, said she has been interviewed by the FBI about Delgaudio's fundraising tactics. The FBI declined comment

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