According to WIS-TV on Friday, South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard was forced to resign after an ethics scandal that included him allegedly using campaign funds to pay for a hotel room in order to attend the 2010 SEC Championship Game between South Carolina and Auburn. Ard said in a statement, according to the report...
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“During my campaign, it was my responsibility to make sure things were done correctly. I did not do that,” “There are no excuses nor is there need to share blame. It is my fault that the events of the past year have taken place.”
The report said he also used his funds for...
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“gas, food, meals, airfare across the country, postage, advertising, phone services and consulting,”
What a Gamecock.
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Yeah, resigning seems a little harsh.

A fine would be appropriate if it's determined that the trip to the SECCG was personal use. But even that is a bit of a stretch, since attending the game could allow for networking with donors and voters.
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at least he used his own money for hookers and blow, yo.
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"gas, food, meals, airfare across the country, postage, advertising, phone services and consulting,"


I thought this is what the campaign fund is for, assuming he was traveling to campaign and mailing fliers?
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