Breaking news: The Spokesman-Review reported today that sad-sack Rep. Bill Sali still owes $76K to his largest creditor from the 2006 campaign - and the vendor is telling Sali he must pay cash for future expenditures. From the S-R:
The Eagle, Idaho, consulting business that U.S. Rep. Bill Sali owes the most campaign debt to is still working with the congressman and longtime friend but on a cash-only basis.“It’s all cash up front,” said Lou Esposito, owner of Spartac, LLC, a general campaign consulting company started when Esposito’s longtime friend, Sali, decided to run for Congress. He said the new agreement stems from the $76,000 still owed to the company from the 2006 election campaign. ... Sali has $144,677 in total debt, of which about $76,000 is owed to Spartac and $46,045 to two other consulting companies in Virginia and Arizona.
Follow the links through Eye on Boise, and don't miss the comments at the Idaho Statesman, which picked up the story this afternoon, too. It's worth noting that Spartac was founded by current District 16 GOP legislative candidate Christ Troupis, whom the Statesman endorsed last week despite his antagonistic roles in the 10 Commandments monument brouhaha and Republican efforts to close their primaries.
Update 5/2: Welcome, Kossacks, and thanks to mcjoan for noting this on page 1 at dKos this morning.