Yet Doolittle felt the need to send 80,000 letters and emails to his Mormon constituents declaring his innocence with regard to his own corruption charges. Doolittle has also retained the services of lawyer David G. Barger to answer questions swirling around his relationship with disgraced super lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Do voters care about corruption? The same Washington Post article had this to say about that:
"Moreover, voters appear to be interested in the ethics issues. A number of polls show the Abramoff lobbying investigation and the guilty plea by former representative Randy ‘Duke' Cunningham (R-Calif.) to bribery charges appear to be having a negative effect on the public's view of the Republican Party in general, as well as on legislators, such as Doolittle, who have been linked to Abramoff."