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Politics can be fun and profitable at the same time. Just ask GOP congressman Duncan Hunter. On March 29, his reelection campaign offered special seats at a Bon Jovi concert held at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., to political action committees that kicked in $2000 each. Democrat Bob Filner, chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, threw two April fund-raisers, a breakfast at the Tortilla Coast restaurant near Capitol Hill and a “gala reception” at the Mission Bay Hilton. Admission for each ranged from $1000 to $5000 per person. In March, Filner’s fellow Democrat Susan Davis offered “home-cooked-to-order omelets” at her house on E Street Southeast in Washington, D.C., where admissions also ranged from $1000 to $5000.... On March 29, the San Pasqual Indian Band won its case in federal court against Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger over how many slot machines it could install at its Valley View casino. On April 14 and 15, according to campaign disclosure records, the tribe's San Pasqual Casino Development Group gave a total of $37,500 to the gubernatorial effort of Democratic state attorney general Jerry Brown.

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Politics can be fun and profitable at the same time. Just ask GOP congressman Duncan Hunter. On March 29, his reelection campaign offered special seats at a Bon Jovi concert held at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., to political action committees that kicked in $2000 each. Democrat Bob Filner, chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, threw two April fund-raisers, a breakfast at the Tortilla Coast restaurant near Capitol Hill and a “gala reception” at the Mission Bay Hilton. Admission for each ranged from $1000 to $5000 per person. In March, Filner’s fellow Democrat Susan Davis offered “home-cooked-to-order omelets” at her house on E Street Southeast in Washington, D.C., where admissions also ranged from $1000 to $5000.... On March 29, the San Pasqual Indian Band won its case in federal court against Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger over how many slot machines it could install at its Valley View casino. On April 14 and 15, according to campaign disclosure records, the tribe's San Pasqual Casino Development Group gave a total of $37,500 to the gubernatorial effort of Democratic state attorney general Jerry Brown.

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Hoping to hear soon about Duncan Hunter's next fun raiser for American-born children of illegal aliens. Or against. Whatever.

Perhaps if congressional representatives were stripped of American citizenship, then they could receive massive campaign donations from banks, insurers, corporations and other artificial persons without those bothersome conflicts of interest?

April 28, 2010

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