Thursday, February 14, 2008

Candidates' Earmarks Worth Millions -

"Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure more than $340 million worth of home-state projects in last year's spending bills, placing her among the top 10 Senate recipients of what are commonly known as earmarks, according to a new study by a nonpartisan budget watchdog group."


Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the likely GOP presidential nominee, was one of five senators to reject earmarks entirely, part of his long-standing view that such measures prompt needless spending.

A link at the WaPo is incorrect. Here is the correct link for the organization that reports on all earmarks (specifically the data for 08):

Taxpayers for Common Sense

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