Taylor out spends Shuler

From ACT:

Republican Congressman Charles Taylor has outspent his opponent, Democrat Heath Shuler, by a three-to-one margin.

Both candidates filed their latest campaign spending disclosures with the Federal Election Commission Sunday, and Taylor’s forms show total disbursements for the election cycle of $3 million.

Taylor’s campaign spent $2.1 million in 2004 and $1.8 million in 2002.

For the third quarter, which includes July, August and September, Taylor’s campaign reported disbursements of $1.9 million, most of that for “media buys,” which is campaign advertising ahead of the Nov. 7 election.

Shuler’s campaign reported total spending of $934,751 for the election cycle and $515,854 for the quarter.

Here's some bumper sticker Outrage

From CNN.com:

A woman who was ticketed for having an obscene anti-Bush bumper sticker filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against a county in the state of Georgia and its officials.

Denise Grier, 47, of Athens, Georgia, got a $100 ticket in March after a DeKalb County police officer spotted the bumper sticker, which read “I’m Tired Of All The BUSH**.”

A DeKalb judge threw out the ticket in April because the state’s lewd decal law that formed the basis for the ticket was ruled unconstitutional in 1990.

Grier is seeking damages from the county for “emotional distress,” according to the lawsuit.

Grier also seeks a declaration in federal court that her bumper sticker is considered constitutionally protected speech because she is “uncertain and insecure regarding her right to display her bumper sticker in DeKalb County,” the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia.

Grier, a nurse who works at Emory University and other hospitals, also is seeking punitive damages against the DeKalb police officer who gave her the ticket because he “acted with reckless disregard” of her rights, the lawsuit said.

The state law prohibited lewd or profane stickers and decals on vehicles.


Go git ‘em sister!!