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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Iowa Republican: Conlin proves she is good at spending other people's money

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

It should come as no surprise. A few weeks after announcing that she
is a candidate for the United States Senate, Roxanne Conlin is
standing beside Governor Chet Culver announcing that Iowa schools will
receive $60 million in vouchers for computers as part of the Microsoft
settlement that made her rich. In a way, Conlin is taking credit for
doling out money from the Microsoft settlement much like Senator Tom
Harkin takes credit for passing out money to school districts in the
form of Harkin Grants. What's ironic about Conlin's recent press
conference with Governor Culver is the fact that her case against
Microsoft has nothing to do with the $60 million that schools will
receive in vouchers. Microsoft made the exact same deal with 19 other
states before it settled with Iowa. So while this week's press
conference works nicely with Roxanne Conlin's Senate campaign, it
really has nothing to with her.

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