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In a state with only 3 congressional districts, one would think that it would be simple keeping track of where the money is going. This, however, did not prove to be the case in Nevada, where the non-existent 32nd District collected more than $6.3 million and produced only 12 jobs, according to

32nd congressional district           12           $6,324,235

22nd congressional district           9              $754,400

9th congressional district              0              $620,000

25th congressional district            0              $15,654

A Watchdog study revealed 440 non-existent congressional districts within the stimulus tracking web site, The full report can be found here and below:

Recovery’s Phantom Districts


Bill McMorris is an editor and investigative reporter at the national watchdog network. A print journalist by training, he has written for the Santa Barbara News-Press, National Review Online and Libertas magazine. While in Santa Barbara, Mr. McMorris produced a wide range of investigative work. His coverage of a November 2008 wildfire revealed that the city had lost nearly ten times more homes than the fire department initially told the public. He also investigated charges of power abuse against the city’s police chief, as well as pay increases at the District Attorney’s Office following a series of lay-offs. Mr. McMorris was educated at Cornell University where he studied government and history. When he is not reporting he is trying to pay for a wedding.