FORT WAYNE – State Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock insists his financial disclosure reports are accurate despite a claim to the contrary.
Media have reported that Indianas inspector general confirmed receiving a citizens complaint in February stating Mourdock listed ownership of certain stocks in his federal disclosure report that did not show up in his state reports.
We have done everything by the book. Ive never heard from the inspector general on this, Mourdock said Tuesday in Fort Wayne.
He said any disparities in the reports were because they have different reporting requirements.
In state financial disclosure reports filed for the past six calendar years, Mourdock has identified 12 companies in which he owns stock.
In a federal report for 2010 filed last May, he identified 11 additional companies in which he has invested. Those shares are worth between $159,000 and $471,000 combined. The Senate asks for ranges of income and not exact figures; Indiana does not ask for the worth of holdings.
Mourdock is challenging Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in the May 8 Republican primary election.