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(Boston Herald)   What do you do when you've been redistricted out of a job but you still have $9,000 in your campaign account? Steak and iPods for everybody   ( divider line
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2013-02-14 11:38:52 AM  
FAIL. Should have been Steak and BJs for everybody.
2013-02-14 11:57:51 AM  
Hey everybody, we're gonna get laid!
2013-02-14 12:04:34 PM  
Does Michele Bachmann know about this?
2013-02-14 12:10:25 PM  
All classified as fundraising (meeting with potential donors) and most likely tax deductible as well.
2013-02-14 12:28:45 PM  
Apparently most of his constituents had never heard of him either, because last September he lost the Democratic primary to a 29-year-old first-time candidate.

2013-02-14 12:35:46 PM  

Yawn. Unless he was illegally enriching himself, his family or friends, this is hardly newsworthy.
2013-02-14 12:37:07 PM  
Nothing illegal about what he did, but rather than stuff that money down his pie hole,  wouldn't it be something if he made a donation back to his district to some deserving organization?  could you imagine having a public servant who actually did something like that?

/Ah fark em!  I'd rather stuff the money down my pie hole. What else you gonna do?
2013-02-14 12:40:09 PM  
Strega Waterfront sucks donkey sauce. My office is in the same building so whenever bankers book lunch meetings they inevitable pick that place because it's close and must be classy because it's expensive. I'm so sick of it. It's basically the Harry Cipriani of Boston. Shiatty risotto and chicken parm for $30+ a plate.
2013-02-14 12:43:17 PM  
Now if only they could combine them into some sort of iSteak
2013-02-14 12:48:29 PM  
The appropriate thing to do would be to donate the money to a local school lunch program or women's shelter or something.
Having said that, man I loves me some good seafood.
2013-02-14 12:49:23 PM  
Or you could just stiff the campaign workers for their last hotel bill and travel home, like Romney.
2013-02-14 01:05:42 PM  
Hookers n' Blow
2013-02-14 02:44:38 PM  
Please don't link to howie carr.

In my opinion, he is a hate-filled, vile human being. He has a radio show in boston I listen to once in awhile (know your enemy, and all that).

Truly one of the worst people on the planet. Makes limbaugh sound like chris matthews.
2013-02-14 02:51:33 PM  
At least it wasn't over 9000. That would be a big deal
2013-02-14 03:58:53 PM  
Here's a campaign finance reform I could get behind: campaign funds must be collected for a specific race and can only be spent on legitimate expenditures for that race (i.e. no buying of schwag for staffers or campaign appearances in Barbados). The money can't be used to run for other offices, rolled over to be spent by the candidate on a future campaign for the same office, or given to other candidates. Unspent funds must be either returned to the donors or put in the state/county/municipal general fund.
2013-02-15 06:33:39 AM  
Reading the part in the article about how "he should've spent the money so he wouldn't have been redistricted as badly" makes me a little queasy. The level of apathy in the author regarding the general sleaziness and corruption involved in the redistricting leaves me either believing he's a psycho, incredibly jaded, or a well-paid shill.
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