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Bill Delahunt (D, MA): stiffing Democratic party?
U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year – much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter – stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and won’t seek re-election.
Nickolai Bobrov, who is married to Delahunt’s daughter Kara, has raked in $47,732 since landing on the payroll as the congressman’s campaign manager in July, including a $10,000 payment that month marked retroactive for “consulting services April-July,” according to campaign finance records.
(via @baseballcrank) He only raised $42K last year, so it’s not like he has the cash to sustain this kind of burn. Interesting that Delahunt doesn’t think that the MA Democratic party deserves his largess. Also interesting that he’s taking heat over his putting Amy Bishop back on the street….
PS: Cook has this race as no better than Likely Democrat, by the way: so if Delahunt is worried, well…