Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bobbleheads With Campaign Funds?

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans had 100 of the 7-inch tall statues made. (Mark Segraves/WTOP Photo)

In case you missed it, last week, WTOP's Mark Segraves reported that DC Councilmember Jack Evans now has his own bobblehead, funded by campaign donations.

"I'm giving them out to select people." Evans tells WTOP. Evans' bobblehead has him sporting a black suit and a black and white striped tie. The likeness is pretty good, although the bobblehead has more hair and fewer wrinkles than the real Evans.
I'm confused. According to DC law, surplus campaign funds must, within 6 months of an election, be: (1) donated to a political party; (2) used to retire campaign debts; (3) returned to donors; or (4) transferred to an authorized constituent services fund. I missed (5) used to purchase bobbleheads with the Councilmember's likeness.

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