What will Ramstad do with $600,000-plus in left-over campaign funds?

Retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad has $659,191 in his campaign fund that he won’t need to use for his own re-election. He could return it to the donors or legally give it all to the National Republican Congressional Committee (which could, in turn, use it to help Republican candidate Erik Paulsen keep the suburban Third District seat in Republican hands).
 
But Ramstad told Congressional Quarterly that he has another preference: “What I want to do is contribute funding to enable indigent people suffering the ravages of chemical addiction to get treatment,” Ramstad said. “That’s what I’d like to do.”

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  1. Submitted by Jim Meyer on 04/21/2008 - 11:17 am.

    This is a good question, one I also wondered about Rudy Giuliani. The guy rode a wave of 9/11 support, presumably raised funds in large numbers, didn’t really campaign, and then quit. Huh?

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