Rep. Lewis to be Investigated in Corruption Probe

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This story in the Los Angeles Times indicates federal prosecutors will begin a probe of Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and his relationship with lobbyist Bill Lowery who has been linked to disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. The investigation concerns whether or not Lewis favored earmarks for clients of Lowery's - a charge Lewis denies.

For a little more on the various California lawmakers linked to corruption scandals, check out this post.

UPDATE, from David: For a guide as to the financial backers of Lewis, visit the Center for Responsive Politics site for a top twenty of his all time contributors. These might provide a roadmap to more earmarks...

UPDATE 2: Check out this post at Talking Points Memo for some further insight on the Lowery-Lewis relationship.