Phil Gingrey backed earmark for consultant’s client

Political Insider blogger Jim Galloway noticed this item from Roll Call  about a letter GOP Rep. Phil Gingrey wrote requesting a certain earmark:

On April 1, 2008, Rep. Phil Gingrey paid Mitchell Hunter, his former chief of staff, $6,000 for campaign consulting fees. That payment came one day after the Georgia Republican signed a letter to the Appropriations Committee requesting an earmark for the National Center for State Courts, which had recently hired Hunter as a lobbyist.

Galloway expects more on this to break throughout the day. Gingrey faces Democrat John Barrow in November.

7 comments Add your comment

middler and so tired of all the rhetoric :

September 29th, 2010
1:09 pm

And it just keeps on coming!

Mr. D

September 29th, 2010
8:02 pm

Excuse my French, but what is the sam hell did the tax payers get for that $100,000 earmark. What ever happen to ‘conservative values’ …

ga female

September 29th, 2010
9:25 pm

Another Hypocrate. Also ask Gingrey’s partners how many times they have been sued because of Phil Gingrey for Medical Malpractice.

DeborahinAthens

September 30th, 2010
6:28 am

And the people of Georgia just keep re-electing the idiots because they listen to the buzz-words.

Russ

September 30th, 2010
7:07 am

This is another example of the slanted reporting in the AJC. The earmark that Gingrey supported was introduced by a Democrat. Why didn’t the headline mention that?

Mr. D

September 30th, 2010
8:06 am

Because the Democrat’s aide didn’t get a job with the organization receiving the earmark. Back to my question, what did the tax payers get for the money?

Willis

October 1st, 2010
7:24 am

Gingrey and Deal. Joined at the hip by over-eating at the taxpayer table. It’s just our money after all and they keep taking advantage of the system which allows scam artists to get elected. Think about it: Bernie Madoff could have been elected governor of Georgia so why not Deal?