Skip to comments.Keyes receives fine for past violation
Posted on 10/15/2004 9:40:08 AM PDT by LouAvul
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (AP) -- The Federal Elections Commission fined Alan Keyes' 2000 presidential campaign $23,000 Thursday, and an ethics group filed a new complaint alleging misconduct by his current U.S. Senate campaign.
The FEC found that Keyes took excessive contributions when he sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000. It ordered him to pay a fine and repay the government $95,302 in public funding that his campaign accepted.
His presidential campaign admitted accepting $168,200 worth of contributions over the individual donation limit, which in 2000 was $1,000 per person. It also acknowledged it had taken at least $15,000 in anonymous contributions, among other violations.
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Wow, it only took the FEC 4 years to resolve this! Just in time for the election! Always better to release this in October rather than December.
So the 2000 Keyes campaign was a criminal enterprise?
Is it only wrong if you get caught? How could you guys not know that anonymous donations are a violation of election law?
You have an interesting posting history.
$10 donation to FR says this thread is going to be pulled before nightfall.
I am really disappointed in Keyes. I keep trying to drop back and be objective and rally myslef to support him, but he seems to be continually shooting himself in the foot.
So I am done. No doubt they will blame this on me or Bush.
Luis got banned for saying stuff just like this article.
The crickets on this thread from the absence of certain people are deafening.
If a bear ducks in the woods, does it make a noise?
I don't get it. Why is this thread controversial?
The most moral and ethical politician in America!
Now watch his supporters attack and blame President Bush's administration for hurting his campaign for Illinois Senator, with the 'suspicious' timing on this.
luis has been banned...
for criticizing Alan...
We are not allowed to say anything negative about Alan Keyes. He's sort of a protected species here.
As someone posted............this thread may get pulled. I agree it shouldn't be controversial but I don't make the rules.
They may have some folks here who are directly or indirectly financial beneficiaries of his 'fund raising' political skills... I doubt much will be said, and believe it not entirely impossible that this thread will be pulled.
Speaking of "you guys"...
Just for starters.
So the point is... ?
We rabble in the rest of the GOP don't claim to be the reincarnation of Moses.
Somehow I don't think keeping track of the donations will be that big an issue for his Senate campaign.
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