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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

DeMorning Links: Mega missing money

Brown blames the missing cash on his former treasurer. (Michael Temchine - For The Washington Post)
How does a political candidate lose more than $100,000 from his campaign account? That’s a question for D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, who revealed in campaign finance reports filed late Monday that his campaign has approximately $116,000 less in the bank than it had previously reported thanks to “unexplained expenses” attributed to his former treasurer — some of them dating back more than a year. Brown (I-At Large) says he is the victim of a theft, and police are investigating. But Brown now has to rebuild his account from scratch. According to the most recent figures, Brown had about $18,000 in his campaign account, a piddling amount for an incumbent — less than one-third of what independent challenger David Grosso reported and $4,000 less than Republican Mary Brooks Beatty had.

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