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Palin Ethics Complaints' Cost Factor In Her Resigning: Lt. Governor

07/ 5/09 10:52 AM ET   AP

Palin Resigning

WASHINGTON — The official in line to be Alaska governor when Sarah Palin resigns this month says she talked to him about the toll that ethics investigations has taken on her.

Alaska Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell says Palin cited the millions of dollars being spent to deal with document requests and other matters. All but two of the 15 ethics complaints filed against Palin have been dismissed with no findings of wrongdoing

Palin was the Republican vice presidential nominee last fall. She announced on Friday that she will step down as governor on July 26. She has been the state's chief executive for just 2 1/2 years.

Parnell appeared on "Fox News Sunday."

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