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Monday, October 03, 2005

Integrity Update 

Here's a little quiz: Which United States Senator has taken more cash from the wine, liquor, and beer industries than any other congressional candidate ($25,000)? Want a hint? Okay, this Senator has also taken $13,000 from the tobacco industry, the fifth-most among all congressional candidates. Still stumped? Well, this same Senator has also taken $8,000 from the gaming industry, which only ranks 15th among Senate candidates, but is more than the amount received by Harry Reid (D - Nevada), whose home state runs on gambling proceeds.

If you guessed Orrin Hatch - who speaks often of his deep Mormon faith, which forbids drinking, smoking, and gambling (but is apparently silent on hypocrisy) - you win!

 

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