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TPM: GOP Senate Candidate’s Solar Company Took Stimulus Cash

On February 6, 2012, Talking Points Memo reported:

Former Rep. Mark Neumann (R-WI), who is running in a three-way primary for the state’s open Senate seat on a platform of cutting government, has in fact taken government spending from a particular Obama administration initiative: stimulus grants. What’s more, the money was for his solar energy company.

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Neumann’s explanation for accepting the funds is that the program is not really from the stimulus — it began as a set of tax credits under the Bush administration. However, its conversion into up-front stimulus grants by the Obama administration made the funds easier to access than waiting for a tax credit.

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