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December 23, 2014

Limbaugh: Will Media Ask Ron Paul About Double Dipping?

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh wondered today whether the hosts of tonight’s GOP presidential nomination debate will ask Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) about repeatedly being double reimbursed for flights.

“It will be interesting to see if anyone asks Ron Paul about his double dipping,” Limbaugh said.

Roll Call reported Feb. 6 that Paul has repeatedly been paid for trips once by taxpayers and a second time by a network of political and nonprofit organizations. A Feb. 21 story revealed David James, a former Paul associate who worked for the Texas Republican for 18 years, confronted Paul about the practice in 2005, leading to their falling out a year later.

“Ron Paul apparently has for some of his flights over the course of years, his air transportation, he has been reimbursed by two entities — by private donors and by the government. And apparently he’s kept both in some instances,” Limbaugh said. “It did cause a fallout between an early Ron Paul supporter. I don’t know if there are going to be any questions about this.”

Limbaugh, whose audience is estimated at more than 10 million people, is highly influential among Republicans.

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