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Judge refuses to toss out ex-lawmaker’s conviction

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A federal judge this week refused to acquit or order a new trial for former state Rep. Dwayne Taylor, who was convicted of wire-fraud charges stemming from allegations that he improperly used campaign cash.

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Leftover campaign cash? Ex-lawmakers find plenty of uses

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No matter how they exited – a loss, a resignation, a retirement – former members of Congress can pretty much do whatever they want with leftover campaign cash as long as it’s political or charitable. Evan Bayh has kept $10 million in campaign contributions since leaving the Senate in 2011, raising plenty of questions about the Indiana Democrat’s political future or perhaps his children’s. Mary Landrieu has more than $146,000 since her Senate loss last year and the Louisiana Democrat…

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