She did the math…$14 per drink?

Jennifer Jacobs of The Des Moines Register has an article about the Iowa Pharmacy Association event in Des Moines which Rep. Kerry Burt (D-Waterloo) attended on the early evening of February 10, 2009 before his drunk driving arrest in Ankeny on February 11 at 2 a.m.

Jacobs talked with Thomas Temple, the CEO of the Iowa Pharmacy Association  Here's the math part, taking the $2,438 the association spent on beverages for its reception:

Temple said about 175 to 200 people attended the reception, including as many as 20 lawmakers. Each guest was given one ticket for a beverage of their choice – wine, beer or soft drinks, Temple said.

That means the lobbyists spent between $12 and $14 per person for drinks.

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