Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan L. Keyes is paying himself a salary of $8,500 a month from campaign funds in his race against incumbent Democrat Barbara A. Mikulski. In justifying the salary, Keyes campaign officials said he is "not independently wealthy" and needs the money to pay his mortgage and feed his family. In a previous case, the Federal Election Commission was split on whether the salary payment is legal.
The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Do you feel the practice is proper?
To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your Touch-Tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
Look for the results in tomorrow's Evening Sun.