March 31, 2010

Titus is top mass mail spender

She always did make a big deal about being on the top of every bad list…

Nevada Rep. Dina Titus is the biggest user of House-funded mass mailings and teleconferences, according to an Associated Press review that concluded freshman lawmakers in tight re-election races were most likely to be using taxpayer money to promote themselves to constituents.

Titus, a Democrat, spent $470,059.25 on communications last year, the AP found after reviewing House documents.

Her spokesman claims it is because her district has over one million constituents. However, as the AP notes, "Titus' spending is more than the combined spending of House members representing 5.7 million people in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming."

Check out the disbursements page on TransparentNevada to learn more about how Titus and her colleagues spend taxpayer money.