Rep. Adler top spender in postal privileges

Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.) is running for re-election and sending out brochures highlighting his accomplishments.The flyers that Adler is sending out are being paid for

EDISON - Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.) is running for re-election and sending out brochures highlighting his accomplishments.

The flyers that Adler is sending out are being paid for by tax dollars. It's a process called "franking," and Adler does more "franking" than just about any other congressman in America.

In the first six months of this year, Adler spent nearly $160,000 in free postage, almost three times as much as New Jersey's other 12 congressmen put together.

Adler's opponent Jon Runyan says that what Adler is doing isn't right. Political analyst Gerry Pomper says "franking" is technically legal, but the free mailings aren't supposed to be used for political purposes. Pomper also says unfortunately, politicians love to bend the rules.

Adler says that while he spends a lot on free communication, he spends less in other areas.

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