Skip to comments.Minuteman committee aids GOP
Posted on 10/16/2006 2:50:31 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher
A political action committee created by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, whose financial accountability has been challenged by MCDC members, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to support Republican candidates -- much of it through private companies with ties to conservative activist Alan Keyes.
Claiming access to 500,000 households nationwide, the Minuteman PAC has pledged to do what it can financially to help elect "committed and principled conservative leaders" -- citing as examples MCDC President Chris Simcox and Mr. Keyes.
"Our intent is to secure our borders, and we are hoping to influence the elections to get that done," said Rick Shafton, a political consultant in Sparta, N.J., who recently signed on as spokesman for the Minuteman PAC. "The Minuteman movement has proven to be very popular across the country, and it is raising a lot of money."
According to the most recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) records, the Minuteman PAC spent $240,000 through the first week of September on eight congressional campaigns, although just $5,000 was direct candidate contributions.
The FEC records also show that about 60 percent of the Minuteman PAC's expenditures through early September went to private companies -- several with ties to a labyrinth of Virginia-based tax-exempt charities and fundraising groups founded or headed by Mr. Keyes. The money was used for direct-mail fundraisers, telemarketing programs, advertising campaigns and disbursement fees for four candidates.
The Minuteman PAC spent nearly $88,000 through early September on its own operations, including fees to many of the Keyes-aligned private firms to collect and disburse donations and do direct-mail fundraising, the FEC records show. Other PAC money went to Web site construction, bank charges, salaries and advertising.
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This is not going to be a very popular thread.
You reckon??? :-)
Ya wanna bump it up?
Bugger it. Why not...?
YEP. BUMP AND BUMP.
However, if there were a number of others doing it, I would probably "pile on".
I don't see a queue forming...
While that is true, I can guaronteeee you that the freepmail amongst the "threadhandlers" is hot and heavy.
Thanks for the ping. I have no problem with who they supported and perhaps are continuing to support, except for their support of Gilcrist over Bilbray, and at least they're trying to oust some democrats we despise.
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Your post has as little meaningful substance as Seper's newest hitpiece. It's a shame, because you're really alot better than that.
Perhaps if I was being paid to advance a position, I'd put a bit more energy into it...
The Washington Times has asked the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) on numerous occasions without success for information about how much money it has raised in donations and on what it has been spent.
October 2005: MCDC President Chris Simcox said during an interview in Arizona at the group's second border vigil that the number were being "crunched as we speak" and would be released soon.
December 2005: Mr. Simcox said he had hired "professionals" to audit the books and expected a financial report to be released "soon."
April 2006: At the MCDC's 30-day border vigil in Arizona, Mr. Simcox said he also was concerned about finances and would release a report on them "in the near future."
May 2006: MCDC officials declined to answer 19 written questions on MCDC finances.
June 2006: MCDC officials declined to respond to a follow-up list of seven questions concerning the finances.
August 2006: Mr. Sincox referred The Washington Times to a Texas firm hired to collect, deposit and disburse MCDC donations, saying it could "tell you everything" to clear up finance concerns. The company said it was not authorized to divulge any information.
October 2006: Mr. Simcox declined to answer questions on MCDC's involvement with the Declaration Alliance in the creation of a political action committee, calling a pending article "your next hit piece."
In other words, you're saying that I'm being paid to advance a position on FR.
Do you have some proof of that, or are you acting like someone who works for John Kerry or the Clintons?
For the record, I categorically deny that I have ever been paid by anyone to post on FR, or have EVER been instructed by anyone what to post.
Again, you're better than this, sir.
If I was Simcox, I wouldn't answer Seper's questions, either. Why would you give any consideration to someone who has proven to be little more than a bagman for the open borders lobby, and who is likely to twist whatever you say against you?
That seems rather carefully worded.
Have you ever been paid by any of the organizations named in the article?