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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Krusty Konservative: You are either with us or against us

Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative

Yesterday Governor Chet Culver's 2008 campaign disclosure finally
showed up on the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. There are
a couple different aspects that require discussion. I'm going to start
with the easy stuff first. Culver raised $1,037,791.00 last year.
Culver spent $546,292.49 in an off year. Since his election he has
raised $2,519,789.11, and spent $1,027,517.49 or 40% of what he has
raised. That's a big number if you ask me. One would have thought that
Culver would be building a war chest; instead he is paying
out-of-state consultants at a hefty clip and leaving himself wide open
for a serious challenger in 2010. In looking at his expenditures
besides the out-of-state consultants one thing strikes me as out of
place. Culver is renting a condo for $800 bucks a month and the Park
Place Condos in Des Moines.

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