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County GOP Reports $5 Million for Doughnuts

Republicans must love doughnuts -- or so it would seem from a glance at the latest finance report filed by the Republican Party of a suburban Austin county.

But Williamson County Republican Party officials say it's only by a clerical foul-up that it reported spending $5,272,010 at Round Rock Donuts on Sept. 20 and $9,082,010 at Applebee's restaurant in Georgetown on Sept. 8.

Party Treasurer Jon Jewett said that in the Applebee's case, the date was entered as expenditure. He told the Austin American-Statesman the party dropped about $60 that time. He said he doesn't know how the mess-up happened with the doughnut expenditure, which he said should have been $13.99.

Jewett said he'll file a corrected report with the Texas Ethics Commission.