TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The vendor that accidentally distributed Congressman Connie Mack’s constituent-addressed mail to 57,000 people outside of his district took blame for the error.
William McClintock Associates, the company that sent the items reimbursed the federal government nearly $18,000, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Although a Congressional office declared that Mack did nothing wrong, according to the Senitel; Senate primary rival George LeMieux did not take the situation lightly.
LeMieux said Thursday the mail piece was distributed out of Mack’s district and was an intentional effort to reach voters at taxpayer expense.
Mack’s campaign, however, said the company hired to distribute the mail piece made a mistake.
House members can use federal money to mail informational items to their constituents. A House commission approved the content of Mack’s mailer.
Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, who chairs the commission that oversees House member mailings, said the matter was an “unfortunate mistake” and Mack complied with the law.
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