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Hundreds of Dollars in ‘Gifts’ From Contractors to Supervisor Nelson Raise Legal Questions

Nelson received $539 worth of wine from Potomac Partners, a Washington D.C.-based lobbying firm, a few weeks after he cast a deciding vote to award them a county contract. He says his approach is legal because he paid the contractors for the items out of campaign funds and will use them at an office event.