Lipinski Aide Claims Earmarks Credit

March 24, 2008

A top aide to Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) has used his employment with the House to help win local races, repeatedly claiming in campaign literature and public meetings that he is responsible for securing millions in federal earmarks for the village of Oak Lawn, while also racking up thousands in campaign contributions from companies with business before Lipinski’s Congressional committees.

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(John Stanton, “Illinois Aide Claims Earmarks Credit,” Roll Call, 3/24/08)