Ex–GOP state assemblyman George Plescia has filed a final accounting for his officeholder fund. During the first quarter of this year, he spent $17,200, the remaining cash, on settling some tabs from last year, including $5000 in airfare on United Airlines for the assemblyman and his wife to travel to the GOP national convention in Minneapolis; $6715 at the Fairmont Hotel in Wailea, Hawaii, for a Pacific Policy Conference; and $1288 at the Hotel Accademia in Rome, Italy, for a “Senate International Relations” trip. … Ex–GOP congressman Bill Lowery is a big loser in the wake of an FBI investigation into his close friend and fellow Republican, Congressman Jerry Lewis. So says the website Politico, which reports that Lowery’s K Street lobbying firm Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez made almost $7.5 million before the bribery scandal broke in 2005. That partnership broke up, and Lowery formed a new company, Innovative Federal Strategies, which booked only $3.8 million in business last year.

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