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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Iowa Independent: Latham's PAC spent quarter of funds on travel

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

More than 25 percent of funds raised by Rep. Tom Latham's political action committee during the 2008 election cycle paid for trips to resorts around the country, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission. Latham's PAC, called For America's Republican Majority (FARM PAC), raised $205,447 during the two-year campaign cycle that led up to the 2008 elections, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Of that total, nearly $52,000 was spent for trips advertised as fundraisers, mostly to well-known golf courses in California. The money paid for travel, hotel accommodations, meals and golf course fees. That total represents only expenses associated with out-of-state travel and does not include fees paid to fundraising consultants or fundraisers held in the Washington, D.C., area.

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