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On the day she resigned as Finance Director of Bob Menendez’s U.S. Senate campaign, Dannielle Leigh received two checks totalling $19,619. Leigh was making about $56,000 a year as a fundraiser, first for Menendez’s House campaign and political action committee, and then for his Senate bid. “It was a combination of bonuses she was owed for fundraising targets the campaign hit while she was finance director, as well as comp time she had accrued,” a Menendez spokesman explained. The payments to Leigh, who did not receive a bonus in 2005, was listed as a payroll expense.

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