Tuesday, May 19, 2009

D.C. Mayor Showers Mo. Pols with Nats Tickets

Several members of Missouri's Congressional delegation have been treated to free Washington National tickets courtesy of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty.
WTOP radio reports that Fenty has showered thousands of dollars worth of baseball tickets to campaign contributors, political allies and friends -- including Sen. Kit Bond and Sen. Claire McCaskill.
The article notes that Bond got tickets, despite his vote against D.C. voting rights in 2009.
Mark Segraves writes: "Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) also said yes to the freebies. Rep. JoAnne Emerson (R-Mo. 8th), who was one of the 22 Republicans who voted in favor of D.C. Voting Rights in 2007, is on the list as is Rep. William Clay Jr (D-Mo.1st)."
Fenty spokesperson Mafara Hobson defended how the tickets are being distributed. "The mayor is committed to sharing the tickets with District residents," Hobson says.

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