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Another Question, This Time Financial, for Herman Cain
The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2011 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Posted on 10/31/2011 3:36:34 PM PDT by mdittmar

Early in his candidacy, Herman Cain may have accepted tens of thousands of dollars in goods and services for his campaign from a tax-exempt organization founded by his top aide, documents from the organization show, raising the prospect of serious violations of tax and election law by both Mr. Cain’s campaign and the organization.

The documents suggest that the nonprofit organization, Prosperity USA, effectively subsidized some early costs of his presidential bid, paying for computer equipment, charter planes and air travel for Mr. Cain or the aide, Mark Block, who is his chief of staff.

Such expenditures would violate federal election and campaign laws, which prohibit tax-exempt groups from engaging in any political activity or contributing to election campaigns, a major problem for Mr. Cain. He spent much of Monday fending off accusations that he had sexually harassed two former employees of a trade association he once led.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anotherpileofslime; bullmitt; cain; cainscandals; campaignfinance; hermancain; prosperityusa; slimeslinging; stinkslikemitt; theyfearhim
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1 posted on 10/31/2011 3:36:38 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

The taxpayers have been subsidizing obama’s campaign since the day he took office. Next!


2 posted on 10/31/2011 3:38:51 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: mdittmar

Keep those cards and letters coming!


3 posted on 10/31/2011 3:39:05 PM PDT by Rona_Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind 999% of the Time)
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To: mdittmar

My grandfather said to me that you can tell a man by the enemies he attracts.

Suffice it to say, having the Old Gray Lady nipping at your heels is enough to tell me that Cain must have something going for him.


4 posted on 10/31/2011 3:41:05 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: mdittmar

“Another Question, This Time Financial, for Herman Cain”

WE DON’T CARE!!!!!

We have our man.


5 posted on 10/31/2011 3:41:50 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: mdittmar

I have decided to worry about this as much as the MSM worried about Tony Rezko.


6 posted on 10/31/2011 3:41:53 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: mdittmar

“He’s been riding high in the polls too long, let’s get him.”


7 posted on 10/31/2011 3:42:03 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Fast & Furious: Holder gone by the end of the year.)
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To: mdittmar

Boogie man


8 posted on 10/31/2011 3:46:51 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: mdittmar
Democrats just give the money back after it's been spent and claim no illegal intent.

Republicans are hounded until they admit guilt and resign or drop out.

-PJ

9 posted on 10/31/2011 3:46:57 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Rennes Templar

““He’s been riding high in the polls too long, let’s get him.””

They figured he would sink, like the others. And if that were the case, they wouldn’t have to pull out their heavy artillery and aim it at a black man (something they’d prefer not to have to do).

But by waiting so long, Cain was given the chance to solidify his support...now that artillery may just not work, against a conservative block that is sick of being told who they must nominate.


10 posted on 10/31/2011 3:48:03 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: mdittmar

If the NY Slimes were not smearing Herman Cain, then we would know the demonic Left did want him to run. Go Herman!


11 posted on 10/31/2011 3:48:08 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: BobL

“WE DON’T CARE!!!!! We have our man.”

I figure it’s time to circle the wagons around him BIG TIME.

I found his web site and made a donation to his campaign a few minutes ago:

Cain 2012
http://www.hermancain.com/h

Send Checks Payable to

Friends of Herman Cain, INC.
P.O. Box 2158
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

Donate online: http://www.hermancain.com/h


12 posted on 10/31/2011 3:48:49 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012 - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: fhayek

I like the way you think.


13 posted on 10/31/2011 3:50:41 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: mdittmar

No problem!


14 posted on 10/31/2011 3:51:10 PM PDT by pallis
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To: redpoll

Bet the sniping is coming from a Salt Lake City address...


15 posted on 10/31/2011 3:51:28 PM PDT by ptsal
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To: mdittmar

I’ve noticed the media is keeping their powder dry on Mr. Cain’s cancer survival. You’ll know they’re serious about destroying his candidacy once those stories start cropping up.


16 posted on 10/31/2011 3:51:54 PM PDT by jz638
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To: mdittmar

They are terrified of Cain! This is all good.


17 posted on 10/31/2011 3:52:40 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: org.whodat

“Boogie man”

The Boogie Man” is John Lee Hooker, not Herman Cain!


18 posted on 10/31/2011 3:53:29 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: redpoll

Can’t figure out why the dems are so scared.


19 posted on 10/31/2011 3:55:45 PM PDT by mdittmar (i)
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To: mdittmar

They’ve seen polling we haven’t seen.


20 posted on 10/31/2011 3:57:29 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
The boogie man is the attack on Herman Cain.
21 posted on 10/31/2011 3:59:20 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: mdittmar

They’ve seen polling we haven’t seen.


22 posted on 10/31/2011 3:59:23 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: mdittmar

“Prosperity USA was running more than $100,000 in the red”

Even if Prosperity USA fails to qualify as a tax-exempt organization, it sounds like they operated at a loss and based on the facts in the story we are talking about relatively tiny amounts of contributions ($65,000 in contributions total?) that in retrospect may not have been made to a tax-exempt organization as was originally believed.

For the Slimes, these are “serious violations of tax and election law,” but Obama’s many millions of contributions coming in from overseas and as to which they turned off the credit card address verification service? Not a problem!


23 posted on 10/31/2011 4:00:09 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Rennes Templar

He’s conservative.
He just might win the White House.
Therefore, he must be destroyed.

That’s the “logic” of our media today.


24 posted on 10/31/2011 4:00:53 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: mdittmar
Uh...the libs said he was on a book tour to begin with. Could that organization have legally supported the book tour?

hehehe.

25 posted on 10/31/2011 4:06:22 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: mdittmar
This story (which has been posted a few times today) is full of "might be", "could be", "may be". Unlike the following story, which nobody in the media is writing or talking about. I wonder why?

Mitt and Rick’s Secret Donor Deal
Sep 20, 2011 11:26 PM EDT

Before they were rivals for the 2012 GOP nomination, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry got entangled in a $1 million donation controversy that a judge ruled broke the law. Steve McVicker reports.

It might be hard to imagine after last week’s GOP presidential slugfest, but there was a time not too long ago when a group headed by Mitt Romney quietly—and a judge says illegally—helped Rick Perry’s political career in Texas and set the stage for his new nemesis to rise on the national stage.

Spokesmen for Romney and Rick Perry did not return repeated requests seeking comment.

Rick Perry’s campaign has denied in the past that it did anything wrong but settled its role in the lawsuit by making a $427,000 payment in 2010, court records show.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/20/romney-group-broke-law-helping-perry-with-2006-donation-court-rules.html

26 posted on 10/31/2011 4:07:51 PM PDT by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: mdittmar

Wake me up when Herman Cain is accused of funneling campaign funds to hide an illegitimate baby-mama and newborn infant.


27 posted on 10/31/2011 4:09:39 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Why does Ron Paul wear fake eyebrows?)
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To: Jeff Head

Priceless. Hat tip to you!


28 posted on 10/31/2011 4:09:39 PM PDT by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: Deo volente
"He’s conservative. He just might win the White House. Therefore, he must be destroyed."

Breaking NEWS!

Secret Service uncover a plot by POLITICO and the N Y TIMES to trap "uppity black" Herman Cain and bring him to the 'RAT Plantation.


29 posted on 10/31/2011 4:10:23 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012 - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: mdittmar

Seems to me that if this was before he was an announced candidate it doesn’t matter...


30 posted on 10/31/2011 4:33:23 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: babygene

CAIN is toast


31 posted on 10/31/2011 4:48:30 PM PDT by bt579 (If you voted for Obama to prove you werent racist, vote someone else 2012 to prove ur not a Idiot)
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To: BobL

Shout it from the mountain tops Bob, these trolls are making me ill.


32 posted on 10/31/2011 4:50:54 PM PDT by Carl from Marietta (Cain, there's a new sherrif in town.)
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To: mdittmar

Um - Cain didn’t announce his run until May - even if this were true, how can it be considered a donation to his campaign?


33 posted on 10/31/2011 4:53:26 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: mdittmar
Such expenditures would violate federal election and campaign laws, which prohibit tax-exempt groups from engaging in any political activity

Are these people high? There is no such prohibition against tax-exempt groups.

34 posted on 10/31/2011 4:53:43 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: bt579

Cain’s daily campaign contributions just doubled today.

He is FAR from toast.


35 posted on 10/31/2011 4:54:47 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: lonevoice

Damn I’m glad you’ve posted this. If there’s a nefarious activity on the campaign trail Perry’s got to be involved. The Marlboro man’s a menace.

Recall Perry as governor of Texas, the people of Texas deserve a leader. And also, to hell with Mitt.


36 posted on 10/31/2011 4:54:55 PM PDT by Carl from Marietta (Cain, there's a new sherrif in town.)
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To: mdittmar

This is so bogus. I won’t get into too much detail, but Cain became a candidate in May 2011. Anything before that doesn’t fall under Federal Election Campaign laws.

Candidates are allowed to “test the waters”. They can raise money during this time, travel, give speeches, etc. etc. The rules don’t kick in until they officially become a candidate.

The article somehow fails to cite this. Hmmmm, I wonder why?


37 posted on 10/31/2011 4:55:43 PM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: mdittmar

And the NY Times gave Rezko’s “contribution” to Obama a pass!


38 posted on 10/31/2011 4:58:42 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: mdittmar

All such info on candidates is available via the freedom of information act...IF this was true...an absolute and reliable source needs to be shown...otherwise...the gossip mongers should take a hike


39 posted on 10/31/2011 5:01:02 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Meet the New Boss

The Democrat Leadership Council which was instrumental in getting Bill Clinton elected President is also tax exempt. Go figure.


40 posted on 10/31/2011 5:02:04 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: mdittmar

This is a problem for the non-profit not the candidate.


41 posted on 10/31/2011 5:03:05 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: mdittmar

The more they attack, the more I like him!


42 posted on 10/31/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Hang in there Herman, conservatives love you!)
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To: mdittmar

No Friday news dumps for Cain.

Nope. Nosirree - he gets the double whammy, tag-team effort on Monday from the JournoLists of the MSM.

Let’s start the week off with sex and financial allegations first thing monday morning.


43 posted on 10/31/2011 5:07:01 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: NautiNurse
Wake me up when Herman Cain is accused of funneling campaign funds to hide an illegitimate baby-mama and newborn infant.

Even that won't get someone on the other side of the aisle to drop out of the race. The only thing that can tarnish a Democrat is getting caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.

44 posted on 10/31/2011 5:09:12 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: mdittmar

No reason to think this is coming from the Dems.


45 posted on 10/31/2011 5:13:30 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah
No reason to think this is coming from the Dems

I wouldn't put it past Rove. He is actively helping Romney almost every day on Fox News.

46 posted on 10/31/2011 5:20:14 PM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: mdittmar

Who cares?

The only reason election finance laws exist is to help incumbents and make it hard for newcomers to be competitive.

And, as Obama showed last time, if you don’t like the election laws you can just opt out.


47 posted on 10/31/2011 5:39:12 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: mdittmar

Interesting that non profits can not support a candidate, but non profit environmental groups pulled out all of the stops to keep Richard Pombo in California from being reelected. Or does the law saw non profits can only spend money to influence election where they are trying to get rid of conservatives?


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