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Robert Wexler and Mel Martinez, spending donor $$ on the way to the exit

After announcing plans to leave the House of Representatives, Wexler "went on to spend more than $340,000 of his campaign funds on staff bonuses, airline tickets and other expenses, USA Today reports.

Martinez "spent more than $116,000 on consultants, airline fares, meals and other expenses after announcing plans in December 2008 to leave Congress, including a bill of more than $2,500 at a Washington sports bar.

"He also refunded more than $530,000 in contributions to individuals. The Florida Republican left office in September 2009 and now is a partner with DLA Piper, a law and lobbying firm. He did not return telephone calls."


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