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(KSL News) Rep. Rob Bishop, who is running for re-election, has secured millions in Congressional earmarks for a company that's donated generously to his campaign.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports the executives of Engineering and Software System Solutions, known as ES3, donated $22,000 to Bishop this August alone, and about $90,000 over the past five years.
During that time frame, Bishop has secured nearly $10 million in earmarked money for ES3.
Bishop claims the money went to the military, which then contracted work to ES3. However, Bishop's opponent, Morgan Bowen, says money donated by private companies like ES3 is used to "buy off" lawmakers.