Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Doolittle Supposedly "Unhurt" by Scandal

According to John Doolittle's chief of staff, he's not only on track to meet his goal of raising one million dollars for his campaign war chest, Doolittle is also strolling down the sunny side of K street whistling a happy tune impervious to all the media attention about his connections to indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Well, he does appear to have some money as reported by The Hill:
Meanwhile, Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.), an eighth-term congressman who has come under fire for using Abramoff’s skyboxes for fundraisers, finished the year with $300,976, after raising $183,503 in the fourth quarter, according to the campaign’s filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Doolittle’s final 2005 tally is around $40,000 more than the congressman had at the end of 2003, according to campaign-finance records. Richard Robinson, Doolittle’s chief of staff, said the campaign is on pace to meet its fundraising goal of raising $1 million, adding that the congressman has not been hurt by the scandal.

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