Cheney supposedly spent an estimated $1.8 million on stumping trips

A group called the Office of Government Reform is alleging that Dick Cheney has spent nearly $2 million on at least 37 trips involving 86 destinations to conduct campaign-related activities. According to Rep. Henry Waxman, taxpayers pay over 95% of the cost of flights. Renzi got a mention:

Many of the trips, however, involved multiple stops. For example, on September 26 and 27, 2002, the President traveled to four cities in three different states for political events, including a September 26 Cornyn for Senate reception in Houston, Texas, a September 27 Bob Beauprez for Congress lunch in Denver, Colorado, a September 27 speech with Rep. Rick Renzi at the Flagstaff, Arizona, fairgrounds, and a September 27 dinner in Phoenix, Arizona, in support of Matt Salmon for Governor and Rick Renzi for Congress. On July 18 and 19, 2002, the Vice President traveled to four cities in three different states for political events, including a July 18 event for Senator Jim Gerlach in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, a July 18 reception for congressional candidate Tim Murphy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a July 19 luncheon for Senatorial candidate Jon Cornyn in Houston, Texas, and a July 19 fundraiser for Senator Saxby Chambliss in Macon, Georgia.

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