Texas Comptroller dips into campaign fund to pay for credit restoration services

Facing mounting criticism of her handling of her office’s massive data breach, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has apologized for the security lapse that exposed personal information on 3.5 million citizens and has agreed to pay for identity restoration services out of her campaign fund.

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Okay, her campaign fund isn’t exactly the same as her personal checking account, but still, I find this unusual and don’t remember ever seeing anyone in government ever dipping into their own campaign or resources to help defray the costs of a data breach. Can you remember anything like this before?

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