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September 19, 2007

Earmarks, Contributions and Unindicted Coconspirator Jack Murtha

If as Auric Goldfinger noted, “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action.” what is 26 times?

Every private entity that Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) favored with an earmark in this year’s defense bill recently has given political money to the lawmaker, according to an analysis of House Appropriations and federal elections records by Roll Call and Taxpayers for Common Sense.

PACs and employees of those 26 groups together have contributed $413,250 to Murtha since the beginning of 2005. He collected nearly a quarter of the sum — $100,750 — in the two weeks leading up to March 16, the original deadline for lawmakers to file their earmark requests.

Apparently Murtha found some time in his busy schedule of slandering Marines in Iraq to meet with potential “donors”. You know, just like in the old days.



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