Sorry about the lack of posts today. Computer problems.
Now that we're back, here's the WashPost on Mark Critz -- the aide in charge of earmarks for Jack Murtha -- getting a lot of campaign contributions from defense contractors and others who benefitted from Murtha's largesse. (Must say our general reaction to this is "So What?" The major reason Democratic party officials chose Critz was due to his ties to his late boss.)
Many of the defense contractors that benefited from the late Rep. John Murtha's power to dole out Pentagon contracts are lining up to help elect his top aide to the seat.
Defense contractors, local business officers and lobbyists that relied on earmarked federal contracts from Murtha (D-Pa.) recently chipped in $142,400 to elect Mark Critz, an analysis by The Washington Post shows. Those donations made up more than 52 percent of the individual contributions that Critz raised in the first-quarter of 2010 as he seeks to replace his late boss, new campaign records reveal.