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Has Michael Dukakis Broken Campaign Finance Laws With his Donations to Kerry?
Open Secrets ^ | October 25, 2004

Posted on 10/24/2004 10:51:46 PM PDT by RWR8189

Don't ask why I was looking at who Michael Dukakis has donated to in this election cycle, but I did.

I thought it was rather interesting while looking at his donations that I noticed he has given $3000 to the Kerry campaign throughout this election cycle.

The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) also referred to as the "McCain-Feingold Bill" limits an individuals contribution to a federal candidate at $2000 per election cycle.

Unless I am missing something or there was an error with this website, it seems that Mr. Dukakis has broken federal law through his donations to the Kerry campaign.

Contributor

Occupation

Date

Amount

Recipient

DUKAKIS, MICHAEL S
BROOKLINE,MA 02446

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY/PROFESSOR

6/9/2003

$1,000

Kerry, John

DUKAKIS, MICHAEL S
BROOKLINE,MA 02446

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY/PROFESSOR

9/8/2003

$750

Kerry, John

DUKAKIS, MICHAEL S
BROOKLINE,MA 02446

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

3/10/2004

$500

Kerry, John

DUKAKIS, MICHAEL S
BROOKLINE,MA 02446

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY/PROFESSOR

12/22/2003

$500

Kerry, John

DUKAKIS, MICHAEL S
BROOKLINE,MA 02446

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY/PROFESSOR

9/30/2003

$250

Kerry, John

 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: donations; dukakis; illegaldonations; kerry; opensecrets

1 posted on 10/24/2004 10:51:46 PM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

I think as couples you can donate up to $2000 each, so a combined limit of $4,000.


2 posted on 10/24/2004 10:54:43 PM PDT by flashbunny
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To: RWR8189

Michael Dukakis is STILL ALIVE?


3 posted on 10/24/2004 10:55:19 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (How do you ask a goose to be the last goose to die for the Kerry campaign?)
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To: RWR8189

Could the 2003 donations be to Kerry's Senate campaign fund and not his presidential campaign?


4 posted on 10/24/2004 10:57:12 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: Question Liberal Authority
I think as couples you can donate up to $2000 each, so a combined limit of $4,000.

I don't see Mrs. Duffas's name on the check. She has to give it herself.

5 posted on 10/24/2004 10:59:24 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (((KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)))
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To: RWR8189
What would one expect from a Dem in lib-land Massachusetts. The finiance law is for Repubs only. Richard
6 posted on 10/24/2004 10:59:26 PM PDT by capecodderathome
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To: RWR8189

Isn't it $2k general election, $1k primary?


7 posted on 10/24/2004 11:00:01 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (Democrats and free speech are like oil and water)
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To: flashbunny

I'm not sure, but I think the $2000 limit restarts when a candidate moves from the primaries and becomes the party nominee. Or somehting like that.


8 posted on 10/24/2004 11:00:10 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: All

Is Northeastern a community college?


9 posted on 10/24/2004 11:03:04 PM PDT by jimboster
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To: RWR8189

Check the FEC website.

http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/citizens.shtml#how_much

It's $2k during the primaries and $2k during the regular election cycle.


10 posted on 10/24/2004 11:05:09 PM PDT by flashbunny
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To: RWR8189
With me and Dukakis being of the same ethnicity, it is astounding that the POS could not see the disgusting troubles with a socialist society like there is in Greece, and yet him and his disgusting lib friends try as hard as they can to turn us into one.
11 posted on 10/24/2004 11:13:15 PM PDT by Mediterranean Madman
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To: jimboster

No, Northeastern is a real university with many excellent programs. It's ranked #120 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.


12 posted on 10/24/2004 11:13:35 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Proud to be an infidel.)
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To: drjimmy
Dukakis seems to have given $2500 to John Kerry for President and $500 to the Kerry-Edwards Legal and Accounting Fund. From FEC.gov:

DUKAKIS, MICHAEL S
BROOKLINE, MA 02446
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY/PROFESSOR

KERRY, JOHN F
VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC
12/22/2003 500.00 24990440318

DUKAKIS, MICHAEL S.
BROOKLINE, MA 02446
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY/PROFESSOR

KERRY, JOHN F
VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC
06/09/2003 1000.00 23991403769
09/08/2003 750.00 23992127037
09/30/2003 250.00 23992127038


DUKAKIS, MICHAEL S
BROOKLINE, MA 02446
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

KERRY, JOHN F
VIA KERRY-EDWARDS 2004 INC. GENERAL ELECTION LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING COMPLIANCE FUND
03/10/2004 500.00 24991158131
13 posted on 10/24/2004 11:15:24 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: RWR8189
Clinton aside, this just made me think about how charismatic most Democratic Presidential candidates have been of late: Mondale, Dukakis, Gore...Kerry.
14 posted on 10/24/2004 11:16:04 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: AZLiberty
No, Northeastern is a real university with many excellent programs. It's ranked #120 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Hey, at least it's tied with the University of Kentucky, Oklahoma University, and Washington State University, among others.
15 posted on 10/24/2004 11:20:30 PM PDT by drjimmy
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To: flashbunny

Regardless it was still the primaries until July when Kerry accepted the nomination.


16 posted on 10/24/2004 11:28:17 PM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: RWR8189
Regardless it was still the primaries until July when Kerry accepted the nomination.

You can give your general election $2k during the primaries -- the candidate just can't spend it until the general election.

17 posted on 10/24/2004 11:38:19 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("Jim, you've got to do in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test" - JFnK)
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To: JohnnyZ

I thought you couldn't even give another $2000 if the candidate takes federal funds in the general?


18 posted on 10/24/2004 11:41:32 PM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: RWR8189

Sorry, it is not possible for Dukakis to break federal, state or local laws . . . . . . . he's a Democrat.

Laws are only made for Republicans to follow.


19 posted on 10/24/2004 11:41:58 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Repeal CFR NOW!!)
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To: RWR8189
I thought you couldn't even give another $2000 if the candidate takes federal funds in the general?

Hmmm .... good point. I've heard the 2k/2k thing about lots of other federal candidates but nothing about prez.

20 posted on 10/24/2004 11:48:11 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("Jim, you've got to do in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test" - JFnK)
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To: RWR8189

Hmmmm........... GeorgeWBush.com is down again.


21 posted on 10/24/2004 11:48:38 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("Jim, you've got to do in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test" - JFnK)
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To: RWR8189

There is a $2,000 individual contribution limit per election cycle, $5,000 to a Pac (See http://www.fec.gov/answers.shtml ).

If anyone wants to see a list of everyone that was stupid enough to waste their money contributing to Kerry, check out the links bellow:

FEC Disclosure Report Data of Contributions to John F. Kerry for Senate:
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/can_detail/S4MA00069/

FEC Disclosure Report Data of Contributions to Kerry for President:
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/can_detail/P80000235/

It really doesn't matter how much money him or any of those other leftist liberal 527 groups have raised. There just flushing their time and money down the drain on a bad candidate, and won't have nothing to show for it when all the votes are counted on election day.


22 posted on 10/25/2004 12:52:08 AM PDT by gop-super-fan
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Michael Dukakis is STILL ALIVE?

Not really.

23 posted on 10/25/2004 5:26:02 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck
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To: swilhelm73

An election cycle means there are two cycles per 'election' as we know it. A primary and a general election. So it's the campaign contribution limit x 2.


24 posted on 10/25/2004 7:31:51 AM PDT by ClintonBeGone (Take the first step in the war on terror - defeat John Kerry)
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To: JohnnyZ

You still got your money on Mel Martinez?


25 posted on 10/25/2004 7:32:44 AM PDT by ClintonBeGone (Take the first step in the war on terror - defeat John Kerry)
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To: jimboster

No, its a diploma factory.


26 posted on 10/25/2004 7:47:51 AM PDT by international american (Support our troops!! Send Kerry back to Bedlam,Massachusetts!!)
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To: RWR8189

bttt


27 posted on 10/25/2004 10:55:01 PM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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