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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:20 PM

Tea Party senator spent biggest share office budget

WASHINGTON In January 2011, newly elected Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas joined three other Republicans in launching the Senate Tea Party caucus, dedicated to cutting government spending and reducing the federal debt.

That hasn't stopped Moran from spending more from his congressional office budget than any other senator in fiscal 2012, according to Senate financial records. Moran had spent all but $18,000 of his almost $3 million annual office budget through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The numbers are not final because late bills for all senators could arrive for up to two years.

Moran spends that much because he has to travel back and forth to Kansas to meet his constituents, his spokeswoman, Garrette Silverman, explained in an e-mail.

"Sen. Moran's commitment to staying connected with Kansans is second-to-none," Silverman says. "Much of his resources have been dedicated to flying back to Kansas from Capitol Hill virtually every weekend to have conversations with Kansans and listen to their concerns. In fact, he has held 1,000 town halls and visited hundreds of communities. His staff also dedicates their time to traveling the state, attending more than 1,000 events and meetings, and personally serving the 2.8 million Kansans Sen. Moran represents."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/25/senate-spending-jerry-moran-begich-shelby/1779281/

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proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 OP
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #1
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #2
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #4
onethatcares Dec 2012 #3
Scurrilous Dec 2012 #5

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:25 PM

1. That sounds about right.

it's like the Al Qeada terrorists who make their trials and confinement as costly as possible.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:43 PM

2. What a Moran...




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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:12 PM

4. Definitely fits.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:23 PM

3. hey, it's only $3,000,000.00

I'm certain he's flying coach/

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:56 PM

5. K & R

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