A leaked complaint to the Texas Ethics Commission is dragging up a record-keeping problem that Rep. Dawnna Dukes' primary campaign is calling an old nonissue being used to smear the incumbent. In a private complaint, Jake Gonzales, executive director of the Campus Alliance for Progress, alleges the Dukes campaign violated state campaign finance law by recording payments to credit-card companies rather than the original vendors. In the complaint, which names Dukes' campaign treasurer, Ateja Dukes, as respondent, Gonzales documents more than $41,000 in payments to 10 different credit-card companies between September 2004 and June 2007. Normally, all complaints to TEC are kept confidential and the commission does not comment, or even acknowledge a complaint, until it issues an opinion. Dukes' spokesman, Colin Strother, said this is a technical issue the campaign has known about since December, after receiving a memo sent to all legislators about campaign reports. He said then that the campaign was working to reconstruct the paperwork to correct old reports. "It doesn't change what was already in the works," said Strother, who dismissed the attack as political opportunism intended to aid Dukes' primary opponent, Brian Thompson. "[Gonzales'] clear strategy isn't to win; it's just to bloody up Dawnna," Strother said.