Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ann Kirkpatrick Remains Mum on Refund to Taxpayers in AZ01

$22,000 IOU still outstanding

Ann Kirkpatrick was quick to pay off her campaign staff with taxpayer money two years ago after losing her election. She hasn't been so quick with a response to a demand to reimburse the U.S. Treasury for her $22,000 taxpayer funded spending spree.

"I called on Ms. Kirkpatrick to repay taxpayers for money she spent to hire campaign staff in 2010," Congressional District 1 candidate Jonathan Paton said. "But much like when she refused to talk to constituents in Superior before her Obamacare vote, Ms. Kirkpatrick is remaining mum."

The Arizona Republic reported that Ms. Kirkpatrick hired at least three campaign staffers after she was defeated in 2010 and paid them $22,000 in the brief time between her defeat and leaving office.

"Ms. Kirkpatrick owes taxpayers a refund," Paton said. "It's time she thinks of hard-working Americans not just her campaign staff."

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