Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Annual Pork Report

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Apr 02, 2008 2:45 PM
From CNN:
A watchdog group critical of pork barrel spending released its latest findings Wednesday targeting the top Congressional "porkers."

... Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, requested the most money, $892.2 million, according to the group.

... "Sen. (Barack) Obama had 53 earmarks worth $97 million dollars, and Sen. (Hillary) Clinton had 281 earmarks worth $296 million.

... "And of course Sen. (John) McCain has never requested them and he won't be doing so in 2009. So now the question is if Sen. Clinton will join the other major candidates in saying that she will not request any earmarks for 2009."