Kay and her team think this is a positive for them.
They don't seem to grasp that people are upset with this kind of spending practice... the you scratch my back and I scratch your back... and we all get things that are not able to stand up on their own merits...
It all goes back to pork... and the fact that Kay has voted for a lot of pork for other states. Even if she has brought back x amount, she has sent xxxxxxxxx amount to other states like Alabama... and people aren't happy about it.
Pork is not a political winner the way it used to be. Especially in the era of tea parties and a 14 trillion dollar federal debt.