Lynchburg News & Advance: Hurt Fundraising Not Ethical

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Lynchburg News & Advance weighs in on Robert Hurt.
...state Sen. Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, has not ruled out the possibility that he would raise campaign contributions during the current Assembly session. Hurt, you see, is one of at least seven Republicans running in a June 8 primary election to select a nominee to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Fifth District.


Legally, it appears, Hurt could probably get away with accepting campaign contributions for the federal race. But would that be ethical? Clearly not.
I agree, "clearly not" ethical. So why is Robert Hurt even thinking about doing it? Maybe Hurt has the same lack-of-ethics disease that Bob McDonnell seems to have caught?

UPDATE: At the rate he's going, Hurt doesn't really need to raise money during the session.
State Senator Robert Hurt, conservative Republican congressional candidate in Virginia's 5th District, announced Thursday he raised $293,408 in his debut fundraising quarter. Hurt only began soliciting donations after November's elections so as not to detract from the fundraising efforts of our state-level GOP candidates. Senator Hurt will also report over $259,000 cash on hand.