Among Candidates, Hillary Queen of Pork

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200801/POL20080124e.html

    Top Earmark-er Clinton Grants $303,000 to Gay Lobby Group

    By Fred Lucas
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    January 24, 2008

    (CNSNews.com) - A group that lobbies for needle exchanges, for allowing more immigrants with HIV/AIDS to legally enter the country, and for condom distribution in prisons received a $303,000 federal earmark pushed by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).

    That was one of 261 earmarks Clinton personally helped usher through Congress. That's more earmarks than any other member of Congress seeking the presidency, according to an analysis by the watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW).

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    The funding for the earmarks came through the $555 billion FY 2008 omnibus bill, which included nearly 1,000 earmarks. Clinton's 261 earmarks were more than twice as many as any other member of Congress seeking the presidency, the CAGW analysis showed.
     
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    Anyone in Congress who voted for this bill is as responsible for all of the earmarks as any other member of Congress who voted for this bill.
     
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    Pastor Got $1.5 Million in Clinton Earmarks Before Endorsement

    By Fred Lucas
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    January 24, 2008

    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) secured more than $1 million in federal funding last year for a Harlem-based non-profit whose leader gave her presidential campaign a major endorsement last weekend.
    Clinton -- who is aggressively competing for the black vote with her chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) -- touted the endorsement of Rev. Calvin O. Butts III, a prominent black leader and pastor of one of the oldest black churches in America, the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem.
     
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    I thought I read that Paul had the highest. Maybe just the highest in the GOP. Then again, with four governors originally in the race, he didn't have to have a ton of pork to have the most.
     

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