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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Hixson's Money Games

The Post has a good piece on how Maryland lawmakers use their campaign funds for purposes that might not meet with your (or Common Cause's) seal of approval. In particular, Silver Spring area (D20) delegate Sheila Hixson is said to have used funds from her supporters to pay for her Michigan alumni association membership and:

During the past six years, Hixson, who works as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill while not busy with her Maryland legislative work, has reported using more than $9,000 in campaign funds to pay dues at the National Democratic Club, an organization that advertises itself as "a great place to meet with [federal] lawmakers and Hill staff, to entertain clients."