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Bachmann Campaign Facing Congressional Ethics Probe
Newser ^ | 03/25/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo

Posted on 03/25/2013 2:02:54 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Michele Bachmann's downward spiral continues. The latest: Her presidential campaign is being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the Daily Beast reports in a piece comparing Bachmann to the Hindenburg and the Titanic. Federal investigators are looking into alleged campaign finance improprieties, and several former campaign staffers acknowledge they've been interviewed. The allegations of improper funds transfers and payments specifically relate to Guy Short, the campaign's national political director, and Kent Sorenson, the Iowa campaign chairman who jumped ship and joined up with Ron Paul.

Bachmann's campaign counsel notes, "There are no allegations that the Congresswoman engaged in any wrongdoing." Questions about Bachmann specifically have been focused on what she knew and when, former staffers say. It's just the latest in a series of problems for Bachmann—as John Avlon puts it, lawsuits have been "the only lasting legacy" of her campaign. He runs them down: There's one involving an allegedly stolen email list of Christian homeschoolers, and other complaints involving staffers who say they were never paid. Avlon also gets some fun quotes from disenchanted former Bachmann staffers. Sample: "She’s the Republican Dennis Kucinich." Click for more.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmanncampaign; bachmannethics
Political payback against her. Pure and Simple.

But... IRC, she had TWO losers serve as campaign chairmen in her bid. So maybe they screwed her over.

1 posted on 03/25/2013 2:02:54 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
She started political activism as a Democrat party campaign worker way back when. Learned all the wrong things Fur Shur.

BTW, she's not on the short list of 3 lifelong Conservative Republicans!

2 posted on 03/25/2013 2:04:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Blah blah blah...you make no sense...sorry. We don’t need no lifelong nothing. Pray for Bachmann folks.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 2:08:23 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Yeah she’s been solid.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 2:12:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Right and that is why the left is always after her. They are afraid.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, heck...if Maxine waters can skate, this should come to nothing....unless of course, you’re the wrong party...


6 posted on 03/25/2013 2:14:15 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Mozilla
Agreed Mozilla.

She's a Jewel and any Conservative who piles on is a scumbag pure and simple.

That's a beautiful woman with bigger conservative balls then most of the men in congress. Prayers on their way.

7 posted on 03/25/2013 2:15:40 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: SueRae

“...if Maxine Waters can skate, this should come to nothing...”

Maxine Waters is a brilliant, intellectual Progressive who can do no wrong while MIchelle Bachmann is a
bible-thumping, gun-loving, knuckle-dragging Christian
who is evil. Donthca know that?

/s/

IMHO


8 posted on 03/25/2013 2:18:33 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is nothing but Bullsh*t pure and unadulterated.

How come no one checks on Obama’s campaign funding?

They are sending a message to other Conservatives.

Walk the line or face the music.

Democrats usning the Government to punish Republican Conservatives.


9 posted on 03/25/2013 2:21:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: liberty or death

She is one of the best. I have felt since she ended her presidential run that she was not very happy. She seemed pissed about everything that happened with her since 2010. Just my opinion. Since the November election loss she has withdrawn from appearing in the media too.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 2:21:39 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Left and GOPe are constantly nipping at her heels. Gotta figure, she has been pretty aggressive at going after the muslim brotherhood infection in DC and I’m sure Grover Norquist isn’t liking that much at all.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 2:22:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mozilla
Since the November election loss she has withdrawn from appearing in the media too.

Actually I think the media has been trying to ignore her. She usually posts a couple of tweets on twitter every day about current votes and events she's attending.
12 posted on 03/25/2013 2:24:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Don’t underestimate the muslim butt-brotherhood’s part in those. She has been one of the few pointing out their infiltration.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 2:25:12 PM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: Mozilla
"Michele Bachmann's downward spiral continues."

No bias here, no not a bit. / sarc

14 posted on 03/25/2013 2:25:17 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Liberal Democrats can get away with this behavior and be praised and rewarded for their “bravery”.

Conservative Republicans are to be trashed in the media, endlessly investigated for every imagined and dreamed-up “criminal act”, charged with arbitrary crimes and sentenced to decades of lost liberty.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 2:26:41 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: Responsibility2nd

Democrat witch hunt.


16 posted on 03/25/2013 2:28:31 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“Kent Sorenson, the Iowa campaign chairman who jumped ship”

Another Republican campaign staffer who sabotages his employer. This reminds me of the staffers who lied about Sarah Palin and tried to destroy her. Most of the Republican campaign experts are vile snakes and slimy two-faced losers.

17 posted on 03/25/2013 2:30:45 PM PDT by detective
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To: Mozilla

“Right and that is why the left is always after her. They are afraid.”

This could easily be Boehner’s doing. She almost didn’t vote for him for Speaker, voting aye at the very end. She undoubtedly got some promises from him and I’m sure she’s been pressuring the leadership to move in a conervative direction. With an ethics investigation, any pressure power she had disappears.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 2:31:46 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Responsibility2nd

Meanwhile, Biden spent $585,000.00 taxpayer dollars for ONE NIGHT in Paris at a luxurious 5-Star hotel and no one cares. Oh yeah and how’s that vacation Malia and Sasha are on in the Bahama’s at the Atlantis resort?


19 posted on 03/25/2013 2:31:49 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Mozilla

She’s in the House, not the Senate. A Rep. who gambles on higher office is almost always doing it at the expense of local constituents. Prudence dictates spending most time locally, especially in a district that’s not a sure thing.


20 posted on 03/25/2013 2:33:03 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: liberty or death
She's a Jewel and any Conservative who piles on is a scumbag pure and simple.

Worth repeating.

These are brownshirt tactics intended to intimidate. F em.

21 posted on 03/25/2013 2:42:32 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: cripplecreek

Absolutely! She’s the real deal.


22 posted on 03/25/2013 2:52:37 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Venturer

Because, both the left and the GOP hate her. She is Conservative.


23 posted on 03/25/2013 2:53:50 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: detective; cripplecreek; Wiser now
You bet the left, the GOPe, the media are all after her. Anyone who dare speak up against The Won and/or his grand plan is evil to them and must be Alinsky destroyed. That's what they are doing to her.

Those slimy, vile McCain advisers ripped Sarah apart for no reason but jealousy and to blame the loss on her in 2008. The same vile peeps were working for Romney. McCain even came out viciously against Michele Bachman when she made that statement about the MB infiltrating DC. Just take a look. WHAT is the rest of the GOP doing? I'm fed up right to the the top with that bunch in DC. With the exception of a few of the new folks, the rest are also trying to rip on conservatives.

24 posted on 03/25/2013 3:01:08 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sounds like GOP PhonyCon Liberals still trying to sandbag Bachmann...the only Real Conservative in the last campaign....probably the Liberal PhonyCons are probably s still upset when she called out Rick Perry on his pedophile forced STD/HPV vaccination of little girls in Texas


25 posted on 03/25/2013 3:04:38 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

It is water under the bridge now, but I know a number of votes McCain got that he would have not got if he had not picked Palin. I had fullintentions of sitting out the election until he picked her.


26 posted on 03/25/2013 3:04:57 PM PDT by sport
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To: Venturer

It is probably Republicans using the Government to punish Republican Conservatives.


27 posted on 03/25/2013 3:38:35 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: detective
Most of the Republican campaign experts are vile snakes and slimy two-faced losers.

Got to see a Presidenthttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post#helpal Candidate up close last time around.

You could tell the consultants by their hair and suits, the minute they stepped off the bus, man their was something oily about them, boy were my antenna up, I'll never forget my visceral reaction to them.

28 posted on 03/25/2013 3:45:57 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Don’t blame dems for the “investigation.” This is most likely payback from Boehner and the rest of the idiot RINOs against the Tea Party.


29 posted on 03/25/2013 4:27:01 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Typical witch hunt for daring to challenge the Good Ol’ Boys,


30 posted on 03/25/2013 4:27:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: subterfuge
One of her former staffers went public with allegations and filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission.

When that happens, the Office of Congressional Ethics has to investigate.

31 posted on 03/25/2013 4:35:26 PM PDT by x
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To: Mozilla
Just wanted you to know she's not on my short list of 3 lifelong conservative republicans who were running with 13 others in the Republican primaries.

Our problem with the primaries is too many non-Republicans ran in them and provided cover for Mitt's pitiful showing.

32 posted on 03/25/2013 4:41:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

I agree. Boehner et al are not our friends. Somehow we have got to get these people out of office.


33 posted on 03/25/2013 5:49:16 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Iron Munro
Typical witch hunt for daring to challenge the Good Ol’ Boys,

Bingo. This has Boehner's fingerprints all over it.

34 posted on 03/25/2013 5:56:20 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If Maxine Waters was cleared of ethics charges ....


35 posted on 03/25/2013 5:58:37 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The GOP elites have been after her for her stand against Sharia and the muzzie infiltration of DC.


36 posted on 03/25/2013 5:59:59 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

WHAT downward spiral??? Asshats have ATTACKED her and we TIMID, SCARDEY< WuUSY REPUBLICANS HAVE NOT HAD HER BACK...>WOE TO US.


37 posted on 03/25/2013 6:22:40 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

WHAT???? The OBAMA KIDS ARE ON VACATION.....AGAIN???>AT OUR EXPENSE???? DISGUSTING!!!!!


38 posted on 03/25/2013 6:24:20 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: subterfuge

Get reaal.


39 posted on 03/25/2013 6:25:12 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bachmann has real conservative bona fides. But in her personal conduct, I’ve read she’s a lot like Hitlery. She makes enemies easily and that isn’t good.


40 posted on 03/25/2013 6:26:29 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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Here:

Poooor poooor Malia and Sasha in the Bahamas.

41 posted on 03/25/2013 7:01:42 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is the G-Obama-P. Michelle is a real conservative, and that can’t be allowed.


42 posted on 03/25/2013 8:01:02 PM PDT by Hilda
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Been there...it’s WAAAAAYYY OVERPRICED!!!


43 posted on 03/26/2013 5:05:05 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Ann Archy

Wow...I thought it was great for the price. We really enjoyed ourselves. But I do prefer Hawaii.


44 posted on 03/26/2013 5:53:25 PM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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