DENVER

Diana DeGette Takes Criticism For Fundraiser Billed 'Insider Briefing' On Oil Spill

08/31/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A leading government watchdog group has criticized Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette for holding a fundraising event for state Democrats billed as an "insider briefing" on the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Colorado Democratic Party circulated invitations to the July 12 fundraiser in Denver, promising a firsthand account of the situation in the Gulf from DeGette, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee who recently returned from a trip to Gulf areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon leak.

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