NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam and lobbyist and political consultant Tom Ingram have maintained for months that none of Ingram's advice to Haslam, which the governor paid for secretly out of his own pocket, involved campaign consulting for his 2014 re-election bid.

Rather, the two have said Ingram was personally retained by Haslam, elected in 2010, for professional consultation work related to the administration of state government.

But a review of Ingram's 17 state lobbyist registrations with the Tennessee Ethics Commission turns up three instances in the past 22 months in which Ingram's relationship with Haslam is identified as either "campaign consultant to the governor" or "consultant to campaign for governor."

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