Strange Brew: Endorsements and Paychecks on the Presidential Campaign Trail

Several campaigns and super PACs have picked up sitting lawmakers as staffers.

NASHUA, NH - APRIL 18: Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 18, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Summit brought together local and national Republicans and was attended by all the Republicans candidates as well as those eyeing a run for the nomination.

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In June, when New Hampshire state Representative Gene Chandler publicly led a group of his colleagues in endorsing Carly Fiorina, he called the Republican presidential candidate "the total package" and praised her ideas on budgeting and foreign policy experience. What the deputy speaker of the Granite State's House did not say: He was already on the payroll of her shadow campaign.

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