Secretary Of State Nominee Questions Spending Of Land Commissioner

The Democratic nominee for Secretary of State, Susan Inman, questioned a nearly $30,000 boat purchase by her GOP opponent, Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston.

Inman and Thurston are vying for the Secretary of State’s post held by term-limited Mark Martin, a Republican. Thurston, who was first elected in 2010, is term-limited as state Land Commissioner.

A recent post at Blue Hog Report outlined the purchase and use of a boat, a 18.5-foot War Eagle watercraft, by Thurston’s office in 2014. Inman called the boat purchase a “boondoggle bass boat,” but Thurston’s office defended its use.   MORE

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