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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-04 10:18 PM
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Campaign With No Candidate Keeps Racking Up Expenses
DENVER -- At first glance, the reelection campaign of Rep. Scott McInnis (R-Colo.) looks downright frugal. In an age of million-dollar-plus House races, McInnis reported expenses of less than $150,000 in the year leading up to last week's election.

Of course, the McInnis campaign should have been cheap, since there was no campaign -- he announced in the summer of 2003 that he would not seek another term. But his campaign committee has since reported expenditures of thousands of dollars each month -- and much of the spending has accrued to the benefit of his wife, Lori
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As is common for retiring candidates, McInnis contributed some leftover funds to other campaigns, including the unsuccessful congressional campaign of his wife's brother. He sent thousands of dollars to the legal defense fund of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.); three of DeLay's top political aides were indicted in September on charges of illegally raising political funds from corporations in 2002.

Lori McInnis has been a paid employee of her husband's reelection campaign since 2001, spending reports show. She was paid about 50 percent more for the 2004 election cycle, with no candidate, than she was paid in the 2002 campaign, when she had an active candidate to manage.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38003-20...
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David Dunham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-04 10:23 PM
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1. Send him to jail.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-04 10:25 PM
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2. Yes, PLEASE!
they think they can DO and SAY anything to ANYONE, at ANYTIME, ANY WAY they want.

Hypocrites.
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