Don Young's legal expenses outpacing campaign income

Congressman Don Young paid out more in legal fees than his campaign raised during the past three months, according to a federal campaign finance report filed late yesterday. The report says the campaign paid more than $184,000 to two Washington, DC law firms helping Young sort through issues stemming from the VECO scandal and other investigations into his activities when he was chairman of the House Transportation Committee. That puts the overall total in legal fees paid out this year at nearly $447,000. By contrast, the campaign netted just under $143,000 in contributions in the third quarter. Nevertheless, Young’s cash-on-hand at the end of September was nearly $1.5 million.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC
Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau