Jacobsen Wasted $265k in Taxpayer Dollars on Insider Deal to Cover for Incompetence

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Jacobsen Wasted $265k in Taxpayer Dollars on Insider Deal to Cover for Incompetence

After Administrative Fiasco, Montanans Footed the Bill for Sweetheart Deal for Firm Run by GOP Insider
 

Helena, MT – In October of 2018, Christi Jacobsen, Chief of Staff to Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton, notified Montanans that the SOS voter guide mailed out to voters in advance of the November election was riddled with errors, and that correcting the botched mailer would cost taxpayers more than a quarter of a million dollars. Weeks later, it was revealed that the emergency contract went to a top GOP operative and Stapleton donor.

Jacobsen’s tenure in the Secretary of State’s office has been marred by incompetence and corrupt insider deals. Jacobsen’s leadership is defined by her disastrous stewardship of the Secretary of State’s office — which included a massive waste of taxpayer dollars, and another costly ethics violation. If Jacobsen is elected Secretary of State, Montanans can expect her to continue this failed legacy. 

“Jacobsen oversaw a botched voter guide project that cost taxpayers more than a quarter of a million dollars and sent a massive sweetheart contract to a Stapleton donor,” said MDP Communications Director Nathan Stein. “If Jacobsen is elected Secretary of State, Montanans can expect nothing but more incompetence and corrupt insider deals.”
 

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