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Townsend trounces Senate leader DeLuca
The News Journal - Wilmington, Del.
Subjects: Primaries & caucuses; Leadership; Bills
Author: Wade, Malcolm||||||Denison, Doug||||||Starkey, Jonathan
Date: Sep 12, 2012
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Section: Government & Politics
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[...]without consulting other lawmakers, he ordered a $46,000 renovation to a doorway to restrict access to his office and loaned his executive assistant, who is on the Legislative Hall payroll, to his Department of Labor office Townsend said those issues alone would not have defeated DeLuca. DeLuca's dual employment situation - essentially getting a paycheck from both the legislative and executive branches of government - caused administrative difficulties within his Department of Labor office, which oversaw federal funds. DeLuca was investigated for alleged violations of the Hatch Act, which makes it illegal for state lawmakers to oversee federal funds, but he was ultimately cleared and his job responsibilities were changed to avoid future conflicts.

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