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The AP has a lengthy investigative report out on Sen. George Allen’s personal finances. The piece focuses on stock options that the Virginia Republican failed to report on his Senate financial disclosure report. I’m still working through the article, but a lot of it looks like it plows the same ground as this American Prospect piece which ran last month.

Late Update: We have word that Allen has responded to the AP story. “I don’t even know what ‘stock options’ means. I just made the term up. I have never used that term in my private life.” Maybe so, but we understand that the use of “stock options” began in French colonial North Africa, where Allen’s mother was raised. We’re looking into it.

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