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Who Paid for the Fleebaggers?

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Via MacIver: "About those 14 Wisconsin Democratic Senators who fled to Illinois for three weeks this February in an ultimately unsuccessful effort to stop Wisconsin's new public employee labor law...Somebody is lying."


The Senators have repeatedly insisted that they, themselves, paid their own bills.

Despite obtaining a ruling from the Government Accountability Board that their campaign account could be used to subsidize their truancy, the senators insisted they paid their own way.

Yet at a recent national gathering of liberal activists, one prominent national group bragged about raising $200,000 to help keep these Wisconsin Senators out of state.

Whoa. $200,000?

So, did the senators pay for their three week sabbatical out of their own pocket as they claimed? Did they use campaign donations? Or did this liberal organization simply pick up the tab?


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