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Senator's Campaign Finance Reimbursements Come into Question

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Sen. Richard Colburn Sen. Richard Colburn

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP)– The campaign finance reports for one state senator are coming into question in Dorchester County.

Finance reports show that state Sen. Richard Colburn has reimbursed himself with campaign funds for more than $40,000 in meals, gas, lodging, flowers and baseball tickets. The reimbursements happened between January 2007 and January 2013.

Colburn, a Republican, says all the expenditures he has reported are valid and would not have occurred if he were not running for office. He also says he reimburses himself because he cannot afford to pay for meals and other items out of pocket.

The executive director of Common Cause Maryland says Colburn is not being cautious with his spending.

Government advocates call reimbursements a gray area.

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