Montana Democrat Taking Salary from Her Own Campaign

Amanda Curtis
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Montana Democrat Amanda Curtis is drawing a salary from her own Senate campaign, Federal Election Commission records show.

A teacher and socialist who won the Democratic nomination after Sen. John Walsh was accused of plagiarism, Curtis received more than $4,200 in payments in September, itemized as "salary" on FEC forms.

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While rare, campaign salaries for candidates are permissible. The FEC issued guidelines in April describing criteria that such salaries must meet.