Hilarious! Hypocritical! A Republican House candidate who has opposed the $787 billion stimulus package is actually getting paid by said monies from said stimulus package!
It seems to be a bit more complicated than that, but here's how the story goes...
David McKinley, the Republican candidate running against Democrat Mike Oliverio in West Virginia's 1st Congressional District (the same district where Oliverio shocked Democratic incumbent Rep.
Nick Rahall Alan Mollohan in the primary earlier this year) runs an architectural and engineering company, which has been working to design a school in Marshall County.
The Associated Press now reports that McKinley's firm is actually being paid for the job with stimulus money:
School Building Authority chief Mark Anthony Manchin said Tuesday part of the money used to pay McKinley's firm came from a stimulus-created bond.
Manchin also said that design work continues on the $30 million Cameron high school-middle school project.
McKinley opposes both the stimulus and federal earmarks. The issues page of his campaign website states, in the "Economy" section: "The bailouts and stimulus packages have not worked and are only contributing to our rising national debt." The same page pledges that McKinley will propose legislation to ban federal earmarks not related to national security if he's elected to Congress.