With the tax bill and government spending on the U.S. Senate agenda this past week, Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson continues try to position himself as not a tax and spend Democrat. Senator Nelson continues to vote in favor of earmarks, then accuses his challenger of requesting them.
Jon Bruning responds:
"I was not requesting an earmark. We have not spent any of that money. We're sending it back. We don't want it."
What really matters, Bruning said, is that "Ben Nelson remains in favor of earmarks and I do not."