Finance report typo: $5M for doughnuts

Oct. 6, 2010 at 2:47 PM

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Williamson County Republican Party in Texas said clerical errors resulted in a finance report stating $5,272,010 was spent on doughnuts in a single day.

Jon Jewett, the party's volunteer treasurer, said clerical errors on the latest finance report include the Sept. 20 entry for $5,272,010 spent at Round Rock Donuts, which the doughnut shop said would amount to 813,058 dozen doughnuts, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Wednesday.

The treasurer said the real amount spent at the shop was $13.99 and he does not know where the erroneous figure came from.

Jewett said another error, reporting $9,082,010 spent Sept. 8 at an Applebee's restaurant, was a result of the date being entered twice. He said $60 was actually spent at the Applebee's.

"I wish we could have that kind of money," Williamson County Republican Party Chairman Bill Fairbrother said. "If we had that kind of money to spend on doughnuts, we'd have fancier headquarters and would probably be doing TV and radio and all sorts of fun things we'd love to do as a political group."

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