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“Instead of waiting for newspapers to expose his involvement with PACs, he shouldn’t have been hired in the first place,” said Naomi Seligman Steiner, spokeswoman for Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, a nonpartisan government watchdog group.

The Democratic Freshmen PAC has come under repeated scrutiny from the Majority Accountability Project, an online publication formed by two former National Republican Congressional Committee staffers.

Earlier this month, the site’s authors reported that the PAC was using the official congressional photographs of 22 House freshman lawmakers on its Web site. House rules prohibit the use of official resources for political and fundraising activities.