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Texas rakes in $1.6 billion in earmarks

Hutchison got $1.2 billion; area lawmakers asked for $322 million
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's status as a Washington insider proved politically toxic in her bid for governor — but those same skills reaped more than a billion dollars this year for Texas cities, universities, medical centers and military installations.

Hutchison's prolific use of earmarks placed her third among the Senate's 100 members, behind only California Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Her targeted spending was more than five times the amount requested by the state's other GOP senator, John Cornyn of San Antonio.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/6975691.html

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