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Udall says Dem senatorsí letter to IRS didnít target conservative groups
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 16, 2013 | Michael Coleman

Posted on 05/16/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT by CedarDave

The New Mexico Republican Party said Wednesday that Sen. Tom Udall was among Democratic senators who wrote a letter to the Internal Revenue Service asking it to “target” conservative groups, but a Udall spokeswoman said the letter was aimed at potential misuse of nonprofit tax status by all political organizations.

Marissa Padilla, Udall’s spokeswoman, said the letter asked the IRS to scrutinize all “social welfare agencies” to ensure they weren’t breaking laws that bar them from “substantial” political activity. It also proposed new IRS rules, such as capping political spending by such groups.

Udall on Monday denounced the IRS for specifically targeting conservative groups.

John Billingsley, chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico, said ... “The IRS’ infringement on the First Amendment rights of certain groups is abhorrent, but what is even more disturbing is the fact that our own Sen. Tom Udall encouraged such infringement,” Billingsley said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: irs; tomudall; udall
Udall, a liberal enviro-radical, is up for re-election in 2014. To my knowledge no Republican candidate has yet declared for the June 2014 primary. As could be expected, he's an opponent of natural resources development (which provides most NM state government revenue), loves big-government programs and the Obama agenda.
1 posted on 05/16/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT by CedarDave
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2 posted on 05/16/2013 11:57:52 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

“Udall, a liberal enviro-radical, is up for re-election in 2014.”

And as such is a pedigreed serial liar.

Lie

Lie

Lie


3 posted on 05/16/2013 12:01:53 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: CedarDave

Send them all to prison.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 12:02:26 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: CedarDave
"the letter was aimed at potential misuse of nonprofit tax status by all political organizations"

misuse: Thwarting advancement of leftist power or opposing Obama's re-election

See? It's all in the definitions.

5 posted on 05/16/2013 12:04:36 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: CedarDave

They were discussing this on 770 this AM and folks were pretty steamed. The question is who do we have to run against him? I don’t want to lose Pearce in District 2.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 12:06:15 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CedarDave

Could this put NM in play for the mid-term? Udall signed on to this letter and it’s very clear what it says. He is complicit in this scandal.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 12:12:50 PM PDT by Viennacon (I)
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To: TigersEye

BUMP


8 posted on 05/16/2013 12:14:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: CedarDave

Tom Udall is a perfect liar, and thus a perfect Democrat. Who in New Mexico can beat him?


9 posted on 05/16/2013 12:25:16 PM PDT by pallis
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To: CedarDave

Show us the letter.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 12:29:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tijeras_Slim
They were discussing this on 770 this AM and folks were pretty steamed. The question is who do we have to run against him? I don’t want to lose Pearce in District 2.

Steve got burned running against him in 2008 and we lost a vote that might have stopped the Obama agenda. So I think he'll stay where he is. And I don't expect Heather to try again; she's got "loser" on her back now. So the answer to your question is that I have no answer.

11 posted on 05/16/2013 12:29:42 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: onyx

Yep, before any IRS employee pays a price these Senator scum buckets who pressured them should be wearing orange jumpsuits.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 12:31:29 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: CedarDave

Heather’s now some college president in South Dakota, her NM days are over.

I hope John Sanchez doesn’t think he can do the job, he’d get trounced.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 12:32:50 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: henkster
"“Udall, a liberal enviro-radical, is up for re-election in 2014.”

And so is his brother, Mark Udall, in Colorado

14 posted on 05/16/2013 1:05:35 PM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: MrB

See? It’s all in the definitions <<

yup....no blood no foul!....Put me in coach....*S*


15 posted on 05/16/2013 8:02:56 PM PDT by M-cubed
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