Politics is hungry work.
Campaign finance numbers released this week showed that 142 legislative candidates have spent nearly $100,000 on food for their races. Though starved candidates and their staff have feasted on consumables over the months from banquets to pizza, perhaps the sweetest is the $6,000 that Minnesota campaigns have spent on parade candy.
“It’s expected,” Ben DeNucci, who lost in August’s DFL primary for the District 6A seat, said of campaigns providing candy at parades. “It’s good parade etiquette. … When I was a kid, we went to the parade and got candy.”
DeNucci spent a little over $900 on candy, twice as much as any other candidate.
But he accidentally told Minnesota’s Campaign Finance Board he had spent much, much more.
DeNucci’s spending report filed this week showed nearly…