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There has to be a reasonable explanation for this. Right?
Common Cause blog on Cantor's Cash: ALEC tax filings indicate they made a prohibited cash payment to Rep. Eric Cantor in 2009; 21 State legislators also listed as receiving cash.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) reports giving cash awards to legislators, including $1,350 for an award it gave to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), the current House Majority Leader, even though members of the House are prohibited by law from receiving any cash gift, and any non-cash gift they receive must be valued below $50. Common Cause has written to Rep. Cantor to ask for an explanation. We also passed our findings on to the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 7:46 PM PT: UPDATE: Eric Cantor has quietly disclosed this $1,350 gift from ALEC, as well as another gift we didn't know about until now. They said our questions were out of line, but clearly demonstrated for us WHY disclosure matters!!
Originally posted to NikkiWDC on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 07:02 AM PST.