Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman

Posted October 14, 2003 at 6:24pm

Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman. As the election season moves into high gear, the House Franking Commission reminded Members last week to keep an eye on the calendar when sending out mass mailings. [IMGCAP(1)]

“As we have notified you previously, section 59 (a)(F), Title 2 U.S.C. prohibits a Member of Congress whose name appears on any primary, general, special, or run-off election ballot for any public office from sending mass mailings during the 90 day period proceeding such election,” Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), who chairs the Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards, wrote in an Oct. 9 “Dear Colleague” letter. The prohibition incudes unsolicited mailings of 500 or more copies.

— Jennifer Yachnin