Having nearly expended his annual office budget by midyear, sources said on Tuesday that Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) may be forced to seek assistance to manage the office’s day-to-day functions. At the same time, Broun’s office said it was unaware of any problems.
According to Roll Call, the Congressman has spent nearly half of his $1.38 million office budget on letters, phone messages, and other communications to constituents (franking).
He was, I maintain, smart to do so in order to build up his name identification against Barry Fleming while low in the coffers at the campaign office.
Nonetheless, it could put him in a bind.
HIs office, for what it’s worth, says there is no problem. John Boehner’s office says it is aware of a potential problem and will help out as needed.