Thursday, November 5, 2009

Denish, Christmas cards and the Stimulus Funds

I took a look this evening at the same documents that Jim Scarantino did the ones that prompted his report in New Mexico Watchdog, a Website associated with the conservative Rio Grande Foundation. Basically it's a basically a pretty thick pile of invoices from 2003 and 2004 representing money Denish's office spent out $225,000 in federal stimulus funds.

Word of warning: Some of Denish's opponents are saying she spent $225,000 on Christmas cards, personal drivers etc. Actually the amount spent on controversial items was far far less. (As for the Christmas cards, one of her contract public information officers did bill the state for working on Christmas cards in 2004. But the Denish campaign actually paid the $3,000 printing bill for the cards.)

There's more detail about this and other expenditures in my story is HERE