Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Feinstein's bid for fundraising leniency stymies FEC
Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/11/12 | Michael Doyle

Posted on 05/11/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT by SmithL

The Federal Election Commission this week struggled again with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's request for a loosening of the usual fundraising limits, in the wake of the massive embezzlement by former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee.

The upshot: Feinstein didn't get the go-ahead she sought, but neither did the six-member FEC come to a official consensus decision on the key question. There could be more discussions to come.

Feinstein asked the FEC for permission to raise more money from contributors who had already maxed out under federal campaign limits, . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: fec; feinstein

1 posted on 05/11/2012 9:40:18 AM PDT by SmithL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SmithL

Unfortunately, Feinstein is a mortal lock in commieFornia, barring death or new scandal, whether or not she gets this FEC dispensation.

The only reason she wants this from the FEC is so that she can play philanthropist, dispensing extra campaign money to allies who DO need it ... in return for ... who knows.

OT: I’ve long said that Feinstein should have announced her retirement-after-this-term a few years ago, then groomed and endorsed a successor. As it is, she seems set on leaving the Senate only if it’s feet first.

2 posted on 05/11/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT by pogo101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson