More On Hill Aides and Politicking
Democratic Reps. Jane Harman and Neil Abercrombie spent more than $2 million on their 2006 re-election campaigns but paid only $5,000 to campaign workers, according to campaign finance reports, The Post's Carrie Johnson and Paul Kane report today.
The two Democrats, from Southern California and Hawaii, respectively, have been accused by former aide Laura I. Flores of using congressional staff to perform campaign duties. Flores was sentenced to six months in prison Friday after she pleaded guilty to embezzling $200,000 from official accounts controlled by her former employers.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has urged a House ethics panel to launch its own probe into the allegations. Harman and Abercrombie have denied any wrongdoing.
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