Skip to comments.Herman Cain's campaign paid his company to buy his books [zot]
Posted on 10/21/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT by Clairity
Herman Cain's case against pundits who claim he's running a book tour rather than a presidential campaign just got a bit more complicated.
Federal Election Commission records show that the former Godfather's Pizza executive paid more than $64,000 of his presidential campaign funds to his motivational speaking company, T.H.E. New Voice Inc., for copies of his own books, and for lodging, airfare, and resources, Bloomberg News reports.
Previous rulings by the FEC have allowed candidates to use their campaign funds to buy their own books, as long as the purchase is at market value and the money goes to charity rather than to personal profit. But Bill Allison, editorial director at the Washington, D.C.-based Sunlight Foundation, told Bloomberg that Cain's case should raise some eyebrows.
"All candidates publish books and they offer them as a premiums to donors, but most candidates aren't buying them from their own companies," Allison said. "It raises the question of his campaign contributions ending up in his own pocket."
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Oh the Huge Manitee....
Obammy’s been buying votes with his “Jobs Bill”.....
IIRC, her Hillaryness did exactly the same thing at one point.
Apparently this has been allowed for a long time. As has loaning your campaign money and being paid back later.
So you hope, anyway.
Was that the thread earlier this morning from the Texas GOP about Cain's pro-choice position on abortion?
You Rick Perry Supporters are so desperate it’s really pathetic...
Yup. I guess I’ll have to vote for no one now since there are no Republican candidates worth supporting. None.
You Perry harpies are quickly becoming one of the most despised subsets of trolls on FR. Your fear of Cain is pathological.
Duh! His book is part of his campaign. Like nobody ever did this before . . .
Yeah, Jim Wright did it. Cain’s in great company, Jim Wright and John Kerry.
No offense, but your quickness on the trigger here causes one to question your motives. Let’s hear what Cain has to say about this. ;-)
More BS from the Perryites.
Cain is worth $18 million.
He’s not in this for personal profit.
Isn't Cain a preacher of some sort? Tsk-tsk. Heal thyself, Reverend.
The thing that worries me about Cain is he’s such a noob.
His mistakes are only going to get bigger and more glaring.
One of his best qualities — his rebellious independence, which I admire him for — is going to end up providing an opening that the Obama billion-dollar campaign truck can drive right through.
Clairity is a HUGE RICK PERRY SUPPORTER....
Keep this is mind when he goes to the other side in a desperate attempt to salvage what is left of the Perry campaign.
This is also tells you what kind of Republicans they are that violate Regan’s 11th commandment and ally their campaign with CBS (aka Communist Broadcasting System).
Cain explained himself quite clearly and he is pro-life. Too bad you Perry-bots are so loose with the facts.
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