Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dick Lugar Spent $84k on Polling with Nothing to Show for it

I went through Dick Lugar's latest FEC reports this evening. I only looked at his April filing and his pre-primary filing. Since polling was in the news today, I wanted to see how much the senior senator from Indiana had spent on polling.

Lugar made four payments to New Jersey-based National Research Inc for "polling research". Here are the dates and dollars for those expenditures:

Date Expenditure
02/21/12 $46,252.00
03/12/12 $11,167.00
03/26/12 $16,167.00
04/09/12 $10,000.00


Simply put, two months ago he spent $46,252 on polling and nothing National Research told him was worth forwarding to the press.


Update: Thanks to Smitty at the OtherMcCain for the link!


Brian D. Paasch said...

Nice research! And yeah, ouch. But the elite deserve lots of "ouch".

dsm said...

Thanks, Brian!

Be sure to checkout my research into the $100k Lugar apparently spent on phonebanks.