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Wexler bows out with $977,616 in campaign account

by George Bennett | October 16th, 2009

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If he ever decides to reenter politics, departing U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, has $977,616 in left-over money in his campaign account, according to a report filed Thursday night.

Wexler announced this week he’s resigning in the middle of his seventh term to head a Middle East-focused nonprofit. A special election will fill his seat.

Wexler chief of staff and consultant Eric Johnson said his boss hasn’t decided what to do with the money, but is likely to keep a chunk of it in an open campaign account.

While state campaign accounts must be liquidated within 90 days of the end of a campaign, there’s no such requirement for federal accounts. Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, for instance, still has nearly $1.2 million in his campaign account more than three years after he resigned. Candidates are not allowed to divert campaign money for personal use.

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4 Responses to “Wexler bows out with $977,616 in campaign account”

  1. Louie Says:

    This whole thing reeks.
    He was just re-elected after it was proven he lived a thousand miles away.
    For some reason, I’ll never understand, his constituents had no problem with it.

    That aside…
    What’s up with this “Mid East Think Tank” he’s joined ?
    It’s a Not For Profit that does exactly what ?
    Looks for Peace in the Middle East ?

    Is there anyone on the planet that believes that a J ewish guy from either Florida or Maryland, is going to get the PLO, Hamas, Iranians, etc, to agree to Peace there ?
    Or vice versa for the other side of the argument.
    Why would the Arabs surrender ? They are slowly gaining the uper hand, if just by their numbers alone.
    They’ve also shown that time is on their side.
    This whole think reeks real badly.
    It’s either a money scam or he’s a secret agent.

  2. Jeannie Pilgrim Says:

    Wow! Louie, tell me do you disapprove of diplomacy? I bet you do.

  3. WEX HEX Says:

    Let’s see how many mortgages he funds with that million.

    Aren’t people upset that Wexler breached the public trust? He agreed to serve a term and then is resigning for, what really looks to be, financial reasons.

    Someone check to see how much of Wexler’s money is going to lawyers. Why is he spending so much “campaign money” on lawyers????

    Something reporters might want to look into.

  4. WEX HEX Says:

    Looks like Wexler is gearing up for some legal trouble ahead.

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