Not living in the 8th Congressional District, I can’t tell you whether Congressman Joe Walsh sends out a lot of newsletters with postage paid by the U.S. government.
But, reading the Chicago Sun-Times this morning, I did see the article I have posted here.
Walsh criticizes the Congressional postage monitors for issuing rules saying that congressmen can wish their constitutes a Merry Christmas or Happy Hannukah.
When I heard the story on the radio last night it struck me a bit strange.
Walsh obviously saw the possibility of headlines when he learned of the move by the censures.
He sent out a letter to colleagues on Monday and got a big response.
Congressmen are not allowed to send out mass mailings closer than 90 days before an election.
Fellow Illinois Republican Aaron Shock chairs the group making the rules.