Attorney General Tom Corbett is indicting state lawmakers for these types actions. Congressman Paul Kanjorski and his allies spent $7 million dollars and narrowly beat Mayor Lou Barletta in 2008. It now appears they also needed the help of taxpayer funded staff, lists and computers.
This revelation comes on the heels of recent stories in which Kanjorski’s official taxpayer funded staff attended a political rally at the WilkesBarre/Scr airport in the middle of a work day and that Kanjorski is making taxpayers pay for campaign staff salary and benefits even though they spend the bulk of their working on his campaign.
In addition, Congressman Kanjorski has spent hundreds or thousands of tax dollars for political travel, direct mail, tele-town meetings and spamming people with emails from his official office. His campaign expenditures even include limousine service.
Email: Kanjorski staffer forwarded intern list to campaign - Glenn Thrush: May 17, 2010
Staffers for Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Penn.) tapped an list of Congressional interns to recruit campaign volunteers – a possible violation of House ethics rules barring the use of official files for electioneering.
In August 2008, Kanjorski Legislative Director Kate McMahon used her official house email account to send a campaign staffer a Word document containing a list of interns who had worked for the congressman’s office.
The list came with the message “volunteer potential,” according to a copy of the email obtained by POLITICO.