Iowa Progress: Fallon Continues To Defend Unethical Practices
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Progress
Ed Fallon today attacked a bill that would ban politicians paying
themselves with campaign funds as "status quo politics at its worst."
The bill was introduced because Fallon had paid himself nearly $14,000
with campaign funds after the end of his 2006 gubernatorial bid,
making Fallon one of the most notable politicians to line his own
pockets with campaign funds since Alan Keyes paid himself $8500 a
month to run for Senate in 1992. Although Fallon claimed there was
leftover money in his campaign account because "most candidates aren't
as fiscally responsible as I am," Fallon had nearly $40,000 still in
the bank at the end of his gubernatorial campaign. In a close
three-race where you being outspent, saving that much money isn't
exactly fiscally responsible.