Apparently, some heat is being felt about those $15,000 payouts from the House caucus campaign treasury.
One wel-placed source within the House GOP camp offered up THIS defense of those eight checks:
“We had to drain caucus funds from NCGOP so they could be sent to members in vulnerable districts to inflate their [cash-on-hand] and deter opponents.”
Let’s see. Here’s the list of the recipients of Charles Jeter’s “generosity”:
Wait. Susan Martin is supposedly running for the state Senate. Why would they be worried about pumping up her HOUSE reelection campaign?
David Lewis is a reputed heavyweight fundraiser who has never been seriously threatened for reelection. There is no challenger on the radar so far. Why did he need that big payoff?
I have a suggestion for scaring off challengers that does’t cost a whole lot. DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU TOLD THE VOTERS YOU WERE GOING TO DO. Don’t campaign as a conservative, and then vote to raise taxes and grow government.