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Bill Ritter Spent $200,000 In Taxpayer Dollars On Photographers

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:05 PM ET

Bill Ritter


DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter does not have a staff photographer - but he has billed taxpayers more than $200,000 to hire outside contractors and pay for photographs, videos and TV ads promoting his accomplishments since June 2008, including videos of him receiving a "Father of the Year" award and a press conference naming his friend, Michael Bennet, to a U.S. Senate seat.

According to receipts and contracts obtained by The Associated Press under the Colorado Open Records Act, taxpayers paid that amount for photos of the Democratic governor signing bills and attending a lavish production for the state film commission.

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Filed by Ethan Axelrod  |