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U.S. Rep. Jones burning through money

What’s U.S. Rep. Walter Jones up to?

The North Carolina Republican, easily re-elected to office in a newly drawn congressional district last year, is spending campaign money already.

The most recent reports show he raised $78,000 in the first three months of this year ($25,000 of it from political action committees) and spent $72,000 of it.

The spending included $10,500 on consultants.

Jones has been on the outs with House leadership since he was one of nine Republicans who voted for someone other than John Boehner as speaker. Boehner retaliated by removing Jones from the House’s financial services committee last year.

Roll Call reported at the time that the GOP Steering Committee dealt with members who had not voted consistently with the leadership.

Jones’s 3rd District stretches from Currituck County to Onslow County.

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