No Second Act

Posted May 23, 2008 at 5:16pm

Lest anyone think former Rep. Curt Weldon might be staging a political comeback anytime soon, the Pennsylvania Republican last week shut down his re-election campaign committee. Weldon lost a hard-fought 2006 race to now-Rep. Joe Sestak (D) as he tried to fend off questions about a federal investigation into his official work for his daughter’s lobbying business. [IMGCAP(1)]As part of that probe, FBI agents raided her home and office and those of a Russian energy client of hers just weeks before the election. So it should come as no surprise that Weldon, who has kept as many as five different law firms on retainer to battle the probe, transferred most of the remaining cash in his account — $9,859.52 — to his legal defense fund, federal election records show. He is now working as a defense contractor. — Tory Newmyer