Democrat Rival Calls For Probe Of Coakley Campaign Expenses

May 22, 2014 9:24 PM
Democrat Rival Calls For Probe Of Coakley Campaign Expenses
" BOSTON (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steven Grossman called for a probe of Attorney General Martha Coakley’s campaign expenses on Thursday after reports that Coakley reimbursed the state for political expenses dating back to her 2010 re-election bid.

But Grossman, the state’s treasurer, also acknowledged through a campaign spokesman that he reimbursed the state for political expenses in 2013.

In a statement, Grossman suggested the state’s inspector general independently investigate Coakley’s use of taxpayer’s money and what he called her failure to reimburse the state in an appropriate and timely fashion.

“Taxpayers should not be subsidizing Martha Coakley’s personal and political activities, and it’s clear that they have been doing so for years,” Grossman’s statement read.

Coakley’s campaign told The Boston Globe on Wednesday it was reimbursing the state nearly $11,000 in gas and mileage expenses related to her political activity over the last several years. As the state’s top law enforcement official, Coakley travels with a state trooper in a state police vehicle as part of a security detail "

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