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Monday, November 13, 2006

Good news for Weldon too late

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Big news is coming, U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R., Pa.) promised midway through his unsuccessful bid for reelection.

And it was, although not the kind he expected.

Disclosure of a federal criminal investigation and FBI raids at the homes of his daughter and a close friend dominated the final weeks of the campaign.

Last week, observers finally saw what Weldon had in mind. The Air Force awarded a contract to Boeing Co. to build 141 search-and-rescue helicopters at the company's Ridley Township plant. The contract means "hundreds of new jobs for Delaware County," Weldon said in a statement.

Trouble is, the Air Force announced the contract late Thursday, 48 hours after the polls closed. Can Weldon catch a break? "Not from the press. Not from the Pentagon," answered Russ Caso, his chief of staff.

Meanwhile, McClatchy provides this update:

Cell phones were wiretapped for four months in an investigation of Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., government sources say.