Federal prosecutors have now revealed the unseemly details of former Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord's confessed abuse of his office while raising money in the governor's race.

Is this normal in Pennsylvania? Is the only thing that distinguishes McCord from other candidates the fact that he was caught?

Ken Jarin, an attorney from Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia and a well-known political fundraiser for many years, responded.

"It makes me angry when I see and read about this kind of conduct," Jarin said. "Most elected officials and the people who help them raise money, do it honorably and lawfully, and this kind of stuff gives everybody a bad name."


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