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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

AP:

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.
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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  |