Bringing Home the Bacon

John Campbell
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Posted: Oct 30, 2007 10:29 AM

According to Congressional Quarterly, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) was awarded with 48 earmarks, totaling $65 Million dollars, in the Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations Bills, and ranked her the 7th most effective earmarker in the House of Representatives. 

Just to put Ms. Kaptur’s accomplishments into perspective, the average Democratic lawmaker is linked with $10.3 million in earmarks; while the average Republican is attributed to $8.7 million.  

However, the Sandusky Register, Rep. Kaptur’s hometown newspaper, went one step further and revealed an additional 16 earmarks that were not included in the CQ Report – her name attached to each.