April 21, 2004
Back to our Sun Prairie-residing Speaker of the Assembly who, you will recall, gets $88 per day because his home district is Peshtigo. His fellow Assembly people who live in Dane County, as he does, get $44 per day. Now, why any of them get anything for driving to work is a mystery beyond the reach of the State Journal, but there you have it.
So, how do John Gard's constituents feel about him? Well, he raised a lot of money last year from individuals who wrote checks for $100 or more. It came to $248,925 altogether and some of that, 2.1 percent, came from his district. Yup, $4,955, or the equivalent of 56 days of his $88 per diem.
Two questions: How many of the out-of-district hundred dollar contributors could tell you where Peshtigo is on a map? And why do you suppose John Gard sabotaged campaign finance reform?
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