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Dems call for McCain investigation
Politico ^ | 2010-10-20 | Kasie Hunt

Posted on 10/20/2010 6:15:09 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

National Democrats have asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether Arizona Sen. John McCain violated campaign finance laws when his campaign paid to run ads for Republican House candidates in Arizona — charges the McCain campaign said are “baseless.”

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee filed a FEC complaint Tuesday against McCain and his campaign committee, Friends of John McCain, because of recent ads backing Ruth McClung, the GOP nominee in Arizona’s 7th District, and Jesse Kelly, who is running in the 8th District. The complaint also asks the FEC to investigate whether McClung, Kelly and their respective campaign committees were in violation of campaign finance laws.

The TV commercials for Kelly and McClung include the standard disclaimer required by McCain’s namesake landmark campaign finance legislation, “paid for by Friends of John McCain,” and feature McCain himself announcing, “I’m John McCain and I approve this message.”

Yet if McCain is spending more than $4,800 on each ad — the legal limit for a political contribution — it’s likely he’s breaking the campaign finance law, Democrats say in the complaint.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; comeuppance; democrats; irony; juanmccain; justice; kelly; mcbama; mccain; mccain2lose; mccain4dnc; mccain4hillary; mccain4obama; mccainantigop; mccainantiteaparty; mccainfeingold; mcclung; mclame; mcqueeg; palinistasattack; palinistashere; palinkeywordtrolls; rabscuttle; rabscuttle4obama; rabscuttle4rinos; rino; rinobots4mccain; senile
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Hopefully McCain will get hoisted on his own petard.

FUJM!

1 posted on 10/20/2010 6:15:14 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Irony huh?


2 posted on 10/20/2010 6:17:01 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "I make love to a woman that looks like Patrick Ewing")
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To: rabscuttle385

lol!!


3 posted on 10/20/2010 6:17:50 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: rabscuttle385
Obama UJM!
4 posted on 10/20/2010 6:17:53 PM PDT by 103198
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To: rabscuttle385

He certainly is a canidate for being Pe Tarted.......


5 posted on 10/20/2010 6:17:57 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: rabscuttle385

Would be such a joke and rightfully so for this altruistic Semi-Republican/Democrat. I would actually love for him to be brought up on charges here as he and his idiotic supporters, NC come to mind. All of his ideas were not only anti-Constitutional, but insane as well! He and all that voted for this stupid legislation should be turned out to pasture.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 6:20:12 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: rabscuttle385
National Democrats have asked the Federal Election Commission...

Give it up, come November 2...

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7 posted on 10/20/2010 6:21:17 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385
Hey, John - see what you get for reaching across the aisle? Hah! Serves you right.

I'm sensing a wee bout of Schadenfreude coming on. :-)

8 posted on 10/20/2010 6:22:03 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: rabscuttle385

Imagine that.

I’m sure the DemonRAT Demogogues are guilty of violations of that unconstitutional quagmire, and much more besides, but it is good to see someone who betrayed us by promoting it getting bitten by it in the end.


9 posted on 10/20/2010 6:22:19 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: KoRn

I’m sure that senor jon is SHOCKED that his GOOD FRIENDS on the other side would treat HIM this way.

It must be the TEA PARTY after him, surely the dems LOVE HIM, after all, he helped get obama elected.


10 posted on 10/20/2010 6:22:23 PM PDT by bakoj (What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“But,but, we have nothing to fear from an Obama Presidency!”

McLoser’s friends turn on him on a dime, and the irony is, foreign money from unidentified sources flowed into Obama’s campaigns like the Mississippi after a spring thunderstorm.

Regards, Rabs.


11 posted on 10/20/2010 6:22:49 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Avoiding_Sulla; calcowgirl; AuntB; SandRat; TigersEye; ...

John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts...

12 posted on 10/20/2010 6:23:32 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

That right there’s funny, I don’t care who you are.


13 posted on 10/20/2010 6:23:35 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: rabscuttle385
Meanwhile, Chuck U Schumer is distributing millions. Schumer cutting monster checks to Democrats

John, John, John ... don't you know that each time you reach across the aisle, you have to count the fingers on the hand that comes back? Do you get it yet?

14 posted on 10/20/2010 6:23:35 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: Deagle

I still blame McCain for obamas victory in 2008 he could have told everyone Obama was a socialist but no he thought Obama was a nice man. McCain sucks and I hope his daughter had something to do with the ads as well, a 2 for 1 throw em in the slammer is fine by me


15 posted on 10/20/2010 6:23:46 PM PDT by funfan
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To: rabscuttle385

Skip the investigation - just oust him.


16 posted on 10/20/2010 6:24:04 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: rabscuttle385

The problem with this is, they aren’t after Juan. The commie ‘RATS have drawn a bead on Kelly and McClung. The bass turds are desperate and scared that Giffords, Mitchell and Raul the La Raza Guy are about to be thrown out on their collective arses. My question is, when is the GOP going to start making these kinds of allegations against the commie ‘RAT candidates? I’m not going to hold my breath. GOPers need to cowboy up and get with the program or they’re going to get killed in two weeks. The ‘RATS are already giving out FREE ice cream to anyone who will vote for them and it’s working.


17 posted on 10/20/2010 6:25:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey kids! Vote for the DemocRATS and get FREE ice cream!!!)
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To: NonValueAdded

hahaha that cracked me up


18 posted on 10/20/2010 6:25:16 PM PDT by funfan
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To: rabscuttle385
Does this mean you don't feel sorry for him?

Let's count how many sympathetic comments McCain gets here, let me start off: Oh those Democrats are just so mean

19 posted on 10/20/2010 6:28:11 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: rabscuttle385
This calls for a Muntz!


20 posted on 10/20/2010 6:30:39 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: rabscuttle385

John McCain is trying to help out Ruth McClung, a great candidate. Is the hatred of JM so strong here that you can’t give him credit for his efforts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=MEDoaGQE8_I


21 posted on 10/20/2010 6:33:47 PM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: rabscuttle385

See what happens when you “cross the aisle”, Senator? You reach out with an olive branch and draw back a bloody stump!

I feel no sympathy for this dude, at all.


22 posted on 10/20/2010 6:33:50 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: FloridaSunrise
Is the hatred of JM so strong here that you can’t give him credit for his efforts?

I'll give him credit when two wrongs make a right, newbie.

23 posted on 10/20/2010 6:36:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Pity.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 6:39:07 PM PDT by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sure! Right after we finish with Pimp-daddy Rangel and Nutcase Waters.

Personally, I’d love for McManiac to get busted.


25 posted on 10/20/2010 6:43:59 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: funfan

Well, will I agree with you, I actually blame McCain for many other things! He should have been ousted years ago.


26 posted on 10/20/2010 6:44:11 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: FloridaSunrise

Never confuse effort with results, because you can be sure the rest of us won’t.


27 posted on 10/20/2010 6:44:37 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: FloridaSunrise
Is the hatred of JM so strong here...

You betcha!

28 posted on 10/20/2010 6:45:32 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, I don’t give him any credit Newbie! He has been the anti-Republican for years and I doubt that his ideas have changed!


29 posted on 10/20/2010 6:47:01 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle
I doubt that his ideas have changed

His ideas haven't changed.

McCain is a two-faced political chameleon, just like Romney.

30 posted on 10/20/2010 6:48:58 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

GUILTY! Run the bum outta town.


31 posted on 10/20/2010 6:49:03 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: rabscuttle385

Quick, John!

Send your porcine, brain-dead daughter out to some more Sunday talk shows to save your hide...

LOL.


32 posted on 10/20/2010 6:53:15 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwNokenkT20


33 posted on 10/20/2010 6:54:15 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwNokenkT20


34 posted on 10/20/2010 6:54:28 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: ichabod1

I loved it when John McCain beat that phony Hayworth, didn’t you? Hayworth was Mr. Pork Barrell himself.


35 posted on 10/20/2010 7:00:02 PM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: rabscuttle385

Heh, I’m glad you took my “Newbie statement” well...and you should. New people are not necessarily left or right, good or bad...have to give them a chance and grade them on their comments.

As to McCain, he needs to go - unfortunately, he is probably in his last years and won’t run again. I just hope that he does not do his Liberal part in destroying what is coming. Either he gets with the Tea Party, or he dies by the Tea Party...his choice.


36 posted on 10/20/2010 7:00:56 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: FloridaSunrise
. Is the hatred of JM so strong here

I don't know if hatred is the right word.

Perhaps abhorrence, abomination, acrimony, anathema, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, contempt, detestation, disapproval, disgust, displeasure, distaste, enmity, execration, grievance, gripe, hostility, invidiousness, loathing, malevolence, malignity, odium, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, or venom might be better.

Or, hatred.

37 posted on 10/20/2010 7:01:52 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: rabscuttle385; calcowgirl

Disappointing, so far only one of the ‘McCain is a hero’ patrol found this thread.


38 posted on 10/20/2010 7:15:12 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: FloridaSunrise

Hayworth is not phony.


39 posted on 10/20/2010 7:15:12 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Deagle

His Ideas have changed, until November 3.


40 posted on 10/20/2010 7:16:49 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: sickoflibs

Yeah, and only a newbie retread, to boot!


41 posted on 10/20/2010 7:20:50 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: c-b 1

No, his idea have never changed... He has campaigned on different ideas but that was just another farce. He is and always will be a Liberal Republican with a cause - not anything that is good for his constituents though... He is the ultimate snake of a politician.


42 posted on 10/20/2010 7:22:15 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: rabscuttle385
So....let me get this straight, you're posting an article that bitches (from a democrat point of view no less) about McCain supporting two good conservatives.

May I be the first to point out you're being even more dumb than normal........

43 posted on 10/20/2010 7:25:43 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
Dems do this. Dems do that. Dems say this. Dems accuse Republicans...blah blah..This is all diversion. They don't want the idiots remembering why they are mad.

Nobody, absolutely nobody detests John McCain more than me, but if he's helping Ruth and Jesse, I don't see any reason to blast him.

44 posted on 10/20/2010 7:45:11 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: rabscuttle385

The way you feel about John McCain, is the way I feel about George W. Bush.


45 posted on 10/20/2010 7:46:46 PM PDT by FloridaSunrise
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To: rabscuttle385
The FEC complaint hinges on McCain-Feingold legislation rules that outline how much money outside groups can spend on “coordinated” communications. If McCain didn’t coordinate with the McClung and Kelly campaigns, the ads would qualify as independent expenditures— and McCain could potentially spend as much of the $550,000 in his campaign account as he wants to. McCain’s campaign says there was no coordination. It filed forms designating the ads as independent expenditures to the secretary of the Senate on Oct. 18, according to documents the McCain campaign provided to POLITICO. The filings show McCain spent about $92,000 to produce and air each ad. The commercials feature both McCain and Arizona’s junior senator, Jon Kyl, hitting Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva, McClung’s opponent, and Gabrielle Giffords, who faces Kelly.

Looks like a frivlous attack by the DCCC. Not liking McCain is one thing, siding with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and cheering on their socialist agenda is another. The fact you'd also side with the DCCC against these very conservative House candidates is quite telling as to your true agenda. You are a perpetual complainer - nothing positive to offer - you just like to whine and complain with no real purpose.

46 posted on 10/20/2010 7:48:04 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Luke21
Agreed. Those are two pretty good candidates, and trusting an article that is basically a democrat attempt to slander them and not elect them for their first terms is nothing but stupidity.

I'm no McCain fan either, but when he supports someone good I'm all for it.

47 posted on 10/20/2010 7:50:29 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark; rabscuttle385
So....let me get this straight, you're posting an article that bitches (from a democrat point of view no less) about McCain supporting two good conservatives. May I be the first to point out you're being even more dumb than normal........

Yes, that's exactly correct. If you read further into the article, the part that rabscuttle failed to highlight, you find that this is completely legal as an independent expenditure, and McCain's campaign filed the appopriate paperwork for the same. Nothing improper was done here, and it is a Democrat lie to try to generate phony negative publicity for Ruth McClung and Jesse Kelly - a lie that rabscuttle all to happily is jumping for joy over and spreading and even doesn't mind tarnishing the names of two strong conservatives like Ruth McClung and Jesse Kelly. There can be no further argument with these attacks on Kelly and McClung and siding with the Democrat Campaign Committee's nonsensical smears that rabscuttle is a friend of the conservative agenda.

48 posted on 10/20/2010 7:57:33 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat; rabscuttle385
Cmon Rabadash Rabs, fess up here.

Your article is a piece of crap and demonstrates just how nuts you can be.

Tarring two good conservative candidates is not a good thing to do on FR.

49 posted on 10/20/2010 8:02:17 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: FloridaSunrise
Is the hatred of JM so strong here that you can’t give him credit for his efforts?

I live in Arizona.

So...No...

50 posted on 10/20/2010 8:03:00 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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