Congressional Panel Investigates Drug Czar's Visit To Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A congressional oversight committee is looking into whether US Representative Geoff Davis may have gotten a political boost from the nation's drug czar at the expense of taxpayers.

Davis, a Republican from Kentucky's Fourth District, hosted an anti-drug meeting in Ashland last August in the midst of his campaign against Democratic challenger Ken Lucas. The event was one of 20 around the country attended by John Walters, Bush's drug policy director, or his deputies, paid for with tax dollars.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is trying to determine whether the visits were designed to boost the standing vulnerable Republican candidates.

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