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Posted on 05/17/2010 2:14:35 PM PDT by Born Conservative
Staffers for Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Penn.) tapped an list of Congressional interns to recruit campaign volunteers a possible violation of House ethics rules barring the use of official files for electioneering.
In August 2008, Kanjorski Legislative Director Kate McMahon used her official house email account to send a campaign staffer a Word document containing a list of interns who had worked for the congressmans office.
The list came with the message volunteer potential, according to a copy of the email obtained by POLITICO.
The missive, which a Democratic source obtained legally as part of an e-mail chain, appears to violate a House ethics rule which states that internal office files may not be used for campaign or political purposes.
Melanie Sloan, executive director of the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a Congressional watchdog group, said, It was wrong that was a lot of pressure they putting on young interns.
Ed Mitchell, a spokesman for Kanjorskis campaign, said he couldnt authenticate that these supposed emails have not been altered. But he added, Maybe the intern list should've been handled better.
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A democrat violating ethics rules...? The hell you say!
Why is this in Politico. They do nothing without O’s permission or insistence.
Did someone say "intern"?
Shouldn’t that list have associated photos?
It is politically impossibile. Oops, gotta go watch Hardball.
LOL! Thanks, I need that laugh!