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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

House Democratic Leaders Help Vulnerable Blue Dog Democrats With $200 Million In Earmarks

Via The Hill:

House Democratic leaders have directed tens of millions of dollars in federal funds to the districts of vulnerable incumbents, including many conservative Blue Dogs who typically stress fiscal restraint.

Nearly $200 million worth of earmarks has gone to members of the Blue Dog Coalition — including $150 million in the military construction appropriations bill and over $44 million in the transportation bill.

Tax payer money is being used by Democratic leaders to prop up and help vulnerable Blue Dog Democrats with their November elections.

Think about that when you read about Nancy Pelosi claiming the "swamp" has been drained of corruption.