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Former membersí campaigns are alive, well and still spending money [member=Weiner]
The Hill ^ | 10/24/11

Posted on 10/24/2011 10:10:43 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker

The disgraced lawmakers might be gone, but their campaigns live on.

The handful of members of Congress who have resigned amid scandal in recent years have maintained active campaign accounts, federal records show, and they have spent tens of thousands of dollars in political contributions on legal fees, travel, public relations consultants and, in at least one case, the salary of a family member.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) spent more than $130,000 in campaign funds in the three months after he resigned from the House on June 24, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission. That total was more than what all but three of the 11 sitting members of New York City’s House delegation spent during that time.

Weiner’s campaign reported more than $10,000 in travel expenses during the third quarter, which began a week after his resignation became official. The campaign spent another $25,000 on consulting firms and “policy research,” and slightly less than $30,000 on legal fees.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: weiner

1 posted on 10/24/2011 10:10:50 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: NativeNewYorker

So just how in the HELL does a now-FORMER member of Congress get away with........

......oh yeah; he’s a lib Democrat. Never mind.


2 posted on 10/24/2011 10:12:49 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline
So just how in the HELL does a now-FORMER member of Congress get away with........

Congress writes the laws that allow all of these misdeeds. They protect themselves first and foremost. Congress is the real culprit in most of the corruption that goes on in our country.

3 posted on 10/24/2011 10:20:08 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Freee-dame

Donors paid for his “sex therapy” which was traveling with Huma. We pay for current and former members’ vacations and God knows what else.

I’d say at least 9 out of 10 congresspersons are corrupt. And we the people allow it.


4 posted on 10/24/2011 10:25:15 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: RightOnline

The article also mentions Republicans. Probably would not have been written otherwise. They are a lot more alike than you may think.


5 posted on 10/24/2011 10:27:20 AM PDT by all the best
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To: RightOnline

The article also mentions Republicans. Probably would not have been written otherwise. They are a lot more alike than you may think.


6 posted on 10/24/2011 10:27:46 AM PDT by all the best
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To: NativeNewYorker

At least we got a funny song out of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-sb8e3P4LM


7 posted on 10/24/2011 10:41:22 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: all the best

This has been going on a long, long time. I thought it was common knowledge, one of those things we don’t talk about. Hush now.


8 posted on 10/24/2011 10:51:28 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Look out Left Coast, we are coming and we have Bibles and Guns! LOL)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Federal government elected office Welfare should be STOPPED...
Public service should be a service, NOT A WINDFALL...
9 posted on 10/24/2011 11:18:53 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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10 posted on 10/24/2011 11:44:03 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Weiner/Holder 2012

I think it’s kinda catchy.


11 posted on 10/24/2011 12:26:27 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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