Sunday, April 16, 2006

Doolittle's $82,000 Richer With More to Come

TPM revisits Representative John Doolittle's (CA-4) lucrative financial arrangement with his wife that put 15% of every campaign contribution directly into the family bank account.
Since some of the fattest months of the fundraising cycle are still to come, I guess it's conceiveable that the Doolittles could stash away more from this de facto bribe system than John's congressional salary.
According to this from Dump Doolittle, John and Julie have put more money in their pockets from campaign contributions that Doolittle's leading Democratic competitor has collected.

Yet, voters will continue to vote for crooks like Doolittle because they are Republicans. How many votes do you think Randy "Duke" Cunningham would have pulled in from prison, if his name had shown up on the 50th District ballot? I say he would have finished no worse than fourth, even if his title on the ballot were "convicted felon."