Iowa Insider: McCain's gravy train
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Insider
Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission give a detailed account of why free-spending John McCain’s campaign is in financial trouble. The campaign paid Chuck Larson, a former Iowa legislator and ex-state party chairman, a cool $31,486 over the last three months for his work as a consultant. That’s in addition to the $21,309 he made during the first quarter of the year. Karen Slifka severed ties with the campaign last week, but not before pocketing $30,818 in consulting fees in the second quarter and $10,000 in the first. Larson said he’s been doing grassroots work for the campaign at both the state and national level. Despite a widespread defection by other McCain backers and staffers, Larson is standing by his man. "I made a decision to support him because I believe that he is without a doubt the best person to lead our nation and continue to support him and work with him on a daily basis," Larson said.