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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Investigators say they are nearly done with the investigation into allegations a former candidate for state treasurer tried to bribe a fellow Republican to drop out of the race.

The Weber and Davis County attorneys are conducting the investigation. They issued a statement Monday saying they plan to meet again later this week and will announce the investigation's results on Oct. 14.

Former state Rep. Mark Walker was accused of offering Richard Ellis a hefty raise to drop out of the race and keep his post as deputy treasurer.

Walker denied the allegations, but resigned his seat in the Legislature the night before a House Ethics Committee hearing was to investigate his conduct in July.

Ellis beat Walker handily in the Republican primary in June.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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