Grimm’s congressional campaign has an I.O.U. out with the Washington D.C.-based firm Patton Boggs for $321,000 over a two month period, according to his recently released June campaign finance report.
Those fees, which were incurred during the period between April 1 and June 6, are more than twice the $142,000 that Grimm raised during that period.
Because the legal fees are simply listed as a debt to the law firm, and are not being paid for out of the campaign’s coffers right now, Grimm’s campaign retains a healthy $1.2 million on hand.
The firm is representing Grimm in the unfolding federal probe into his campaign fundraising, which also certainly cannot be helpful to Grimm’s current fundraising efforts.
Grimm’s Democratic opponent, Mark Murphy, has reported having $176,000 on hand, while raising $112,000 during this period — or $30,000 less than the incumbent.
Here’s a hard-hitting statement from Murphy’s campaign manager, Adam Haight, which states that the investigation into Grimm must be “very serious” because of the size of his legal bill, and that Grimm “will do anything for the special interests that define his legislative record to pay his lawyers…”
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