New Jersey: Congressman Adler Caught Spending $63,000 in Taxpayer Money to Promote Himself

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Third District U.S. Rep. John Adler (D-Cherry Hill) spent more than $62,000 of taxpayer money in the first quarter of this year to send informational mailers to his constituents.

That number put him fifth among all 435 members of the House of Representatives for the quarter, according to statistics from the House chief administrative officer. Last year, the freshman Democrat facing a spirited challenge for reelection from Republican Jon Runyan , spent more than $132,000 on the mailers, putting his 15 month total of $195,000 second among all legislators in the house.

The letters, known as franking letters, are paid for by taxpayers and are often compared to campaign literature by critics.

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