Hodes said he just wants to keep people in his district informed, but Republicans said his efforts are a waste of public funds.
According to the National Taxpayer's Union, Hodes has spent more than $133,000 on the mailings this year.
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"Well, I think the congressman is proud of the communication he sent to the people he represents," said Hodes spokesman Mark Bergman. "He believes it is important to stay in touch."
New Hampshire Republicans attacked Hodes over the mailing, saying that his predecessor, Republican Rep. Charlie Bass, spent $13,760 in all of 2006.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Everyone Does It
WMUR reports on Paul Hodes continued abuse of tax dollars by using taxpayer funding mailings to get re-elected. But it's okay, because Republicans and Democrats both do it: