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Rangel Reports Big ’09 Legal Expenses

The Alaska lawmaker’s campaign spent more than $1.3 million on legal fees during the 2008 cycle.

Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.), who has previously paid legal bills resulting from an investigation into an earmark he secured for clients of lobbyist and former Rep. Bill Lowery (R-Calif.), has doled out $68,000 in legal fees in the first half of this year.

In the second quarter, Lewis reported combined payments totaling $3,100 to Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher as well as $10,000 to the firm Williams & Jensen in legal retainer fees.

During the 2008 cycle, Lewis spent more than $274,000 on legal fees.

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