Ex-Sen. Robert Ford still is enjoying the holidays with his former constituents while facing a second round of allegations that he violated state ethics laws by using his campaign money for personal expenses.
Ford resigned a year ago, when the Senate Ethics Committee accused him of using campaign money to buy things at a sex shop and pay for personal expenses. The committee has scheduled a hearing Wednesday on whether he continued to spend campaign money and misreport expenses after he resigned.
The Charleston Democrat has sent out two Mothers Day cards so far this month a practice for which Ford is known. One included a poem he wrote called It is so Woman, detailing the radiant beauty, unlimited talent and strong nurturing powers of a woman. She knows her place in the world and is a compliment to (her) male counterpart.
The email contained a disclaimer: Printed before I resigned from the Senate!