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John Kline keeps raking in for-profit college cash

Unlike college kids, Rep. John Kline doesn't need to take out loans because of the for-profit college sector's continued generosity.

Unlike college kids, Rep. John Kline doesn't need to take out loans because of the for-profit college sector's continued generosity.

It's quite the bed John Kline has made for himself. Right now, the Burnsville Republican sleeps alone.

Minnesota's Most Reprehensible Congressman™ continues to pocket generous campaign donations from disgraced for-profit colleges, according to his recent second-quarter report filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). This coming at the time his conservatism is being questioned for supporting a bailout for students who attended fallen for-profit college Corinthian. 

Corinthian, the recipient of billions of taxpayer dollars and a longtime financial supporter of Kline, is the industry's poster child for bad behavior. Its history of exorbitant fees, lying about job prospects, and often encouraging students to be dishonest in order to gain more federal aid, could cost taxpayers in excess of $3.5 billion, according to a loan forgiveness plan announced last month by the Department of Education. 

Yet Kline continues to feed at the for-profit college trough. 

His FEC filing shows contributions from the likes of Apollo Education Group, parent company of the University of Phoenix, Capella Education, and Grand Canyon University, a for-profit institution based in Phoenix. 

Kline reported contributions totaling around $300,000 for the period, with almost $56,000 from for-profit colleges. 

In other words, Kiine wants taxpayers to pay the freight for his skanking while continuing to enable those responsible for sticking the public with the bill.