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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Logrolling for Rick Crawford

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 11:16 AM

COLLEAGUES CONCERNED? Rep. Rick Crawford.
  • COLLEAGUES CONCERNED? Rep. Rick Crawford.
Paul Barton reports in the Baxter Bulletin on Rick Crawford's campaign contributions, which include a significant amount from the PACs of his House Republican colleagues.

Paid Republican mouthpieces keep saying this race is over because of paltry fund-raising by Democrat Scott Ellington, not quite a sixth of Crawford's $1 million. But if that's so, why does the Republican money keep flowing?

Cal Jillson, political scientist at Southern Methodist University, said large amounts of contributions from leadership PACs indicate that Republican leaders have had some concern about a freshman congressman such as Crawford.

They should. Crawford has done little but vote the Republican line contrary to the demonstrated needs of his Delta district.

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