by Max Brantley
Liberal Democrat Joyce Elliott finished her losing campaign for 2nd District Congress dead even on spending, according to this report from Stephens Media. The winning Republican, Tim Griffin, who's going to bring fiscal responsibility and a clean-sweep mentality to the entrenched Washington system, ended deep in the hole, nearly a quarter of a million in deficit spending. (CORRECTION: He has unpaid bills of almost $240,000 and about $90,000 cash on hand, for a current deficit, if all bills have been submitted, of about $147,000.) Not to worry, he had a big Washington debt retirement reception yesterday aimed at lobbyists and PACs. It is so much easier to get lobbyists to pay off your debt when you're about to ride into the halls of Congress. A real breath of fresh air, right?