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Ads target Ney for role in Abramoff scandal


The liberal Campaign for America�s Future began running newspaper ads criticizing Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) for his role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.

Ney has been under fire for using his position to help Abramoff and his wealthy tribal clients. He sponsored a rider to help the Tigua Tribe of Texas reopen its casino in exchange for $30,000 in campaign contributions, the group says. Abramoff's tribes also help pay for Ney's visit to a golf course in Scotland.

Ney denies any wrongdoing and says he was "duped" by Abramoff into supporting the Tigua Tribe.

Get the Story:
Group runs ads against Ney (The New Philadelphia Times Reporter 6/16)
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Scrutiny Falls on Those Close to Lobbyist (National Public Radio 6/15)

Relevant Links:
Rep. Bob Ney - http://ney.house.gov

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