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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Another rip-roaring Republican primary

Posted By on Tue, May 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

What was that I said about intraparty contests being a sign of political party strength (and some headaches for parties that like a unified front)?

Price Dooley, a Republican candidate for state representative, is going hard after incumbent Republican Rep. David Meeks. Meeks handed him an easy angle — he set up his wife in an LLC to funnel her pay supplements masquerading as legislative expense payments, a practice now stopped by a taxpayer lawsuit in which I participated. Meeks billed taxpayers for payments to his wife for "legislative consulting services." He's by no means alone in this practice, he just happens to have a primary challenger making hay of it. Dooley says he'll donate his salary to charity.

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