Thursday, February 28, 2008
FEC Reports Confirm Carson Is Bought
"We need leaders who aren't bought and paid for," said Andre Carson earlier this month when addressing campaign supporters. In a campaign that is less than 60 days old, Carson has accepted more than $375,000 in campaign contributions to date, almost 70% of which came from out-of-state special interest groups according to his latest filings with the FEC. The DCCC has paid for more than $100,000 in paid media advertising for Carson. During that same period, his GOP opponent Jon Elrod collected $71,000, with 93% of that amount coming from individuals living in the district or within state. At the end of the reporting period, Carson had on-hand $152,000 compared to the $46,000 Elrod reported.