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John F. Kerry Paid for Things

Thursday, May 05, 2005

(SNN Boston) Senator John F. Kerry tapped his campaign funds for Red Sox tickets and to pay nearly $300 in overdue parking tickets in March.

Kerry was also forced to pay late fees.

The car, leased to Kerry for campaign travel in Massachusetts, was cited for about a dozen parking tickets in Boston. Most of the tickets were issued in October and November and not paid until fifteen months later. Kerry was also forced to pay late fees.

Also, Kerry used $3,150 of campaign funds for Red Sox tickets, when he invited several people to see him throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park before the Democratic National Convention.

this should stand as a grim reminder for all Americans.

The most shocking things about these allegations is that they are both completely legitimate uses of campaign funds. A Federal Election Commission spokesman said congressmen are entitled to pay for parking tickets and other expenses from their campaign funds as long as they were “campaign-related.” In fact, this story really has no angle whatsoever.

But this should stand as a grim reminder for all Americans. The man who barely missed being our president has trouble parking and throws like a girl. And, while it may seem insignificant to him, Kerry’s credit rating will likely fall to the place reserved for slow-pay multi-millionaires.


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