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Matt Lewis
Posted: Sep 19, 2007 1:54 PM

Congressman John Campbell's Green Eyeshade Blog has some good insider-info on the bad Senate Defense Appropriations bill:

Senate appropriators disclosed approximately 936 earmarks totaling $5.1 billion.  Republican Senator Ted Stevens led the earmarking pack with $189 million, followed by Democrat Senators Daniel Inouye at $183 million & Robert Byrd at $166 million.  Interestingly enough, these three Senators represent the states of Alaska, Hawaii, and West Virginia whose combined total population would just barely pass Oregon which ranks 27th in population among the 50 states.

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