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Fried chicken, Krispy Kreme and lobbying under ethics scrutiny

July 16, 2010 --

Last December, a $500 donation could buy a ticket to a fundraiser featuring “Bojangles’ Fried Chicken, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, And Mel Watt, of course!” Two days later, Congressman Watt (D-N.C.) withdrew a provision from the House’s financial reform bill that would have regulated loans from car dealers. Fund-raisers by Watt, Georgia’s  Tom Price and several other congressmen are the subject of ethics investigations, The New York Times reports today.