Lawyers consume Doolittle’s legal defense fund |

Lawyers consume Doolittle’s legal defense fund

WASHINGTON ” California Congressman John Doolittle raised just over $30,000 in his newly created legal defense fund and spent almost the whole amount on attorneys.

The Republican, along with his wife, Julie, is under investigation in a congressional lobbying scandal. A grand jury is looking at Doolittle’s ties to jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

California Republicans are increasingly worried about the Rocklin lawmaker’s

re-election prospects and did not flock to his assistance. Doolittle reported just one donation from a fellow California Republican House member last quarter ” $5,000 from Wally Herger of Marysville.

Doolittle spent more than $14,000 on his own attorneys and more than $13,000 on his wife’s attorneys.

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