Skip to comments.FEC Seeks Answers From Pro-Cochran Super PAC
Posted on 07/01/2014 6:20:03 PM PDT by Viennacon
The federal agency regulating and monitoring money in federal elections is seeking answers from a pro-Cochran Super PAC regarding what appears to be campaign finance violations.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has sent a Request For Additional Information (RFAI) to Mississippi Conservatives, a Super PAC supporting the re-election of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. The committee has until August 1st to respond, or the failure to do so could result in an audit or enforcement action.
The FEC letter states the committee may have failed to file one or more of the required 24-hour report(s) regarding last minute independent expenditures. Specifically, the committee did not file a 24-hour report for a $15,000 payment on May 30th to Scott Howell & Company as an independent expenditures against Chris McDaniel, R-Miss.
The FEC also sought answers for an independent expenditure paid to Winning Edge that was reported on a 24-hour report, but was not correlated with the committees Schedule E for the 12-Day pre-runoff report covering 5/15 through 6/4.
Just a bundle update for people interested in this, the most important story of the week.
1) McDaniel camp has verified they have currently 3300 fraudulent votes found, and thats not even HALF of the ballots looked through yet
2) Latest tweet from Charles Johnson who blew this thing wide open
"REPORT from credible source: Cochran is planning to resign if a special election is called.. #mssen"
Ladies & Gentlemen, we may be on the verge of a Dan Rather like implosion. I smell blood in the water!
Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson · 1m
Aftr @clarionledger writes wrong hitpiece against me I get reporter asking to write story. I think I’ll help.
i pray this gop-e m-f bastard goes down in flames. he deserves jail time as much as any average democrat does.
I want a GOPe implosion.
“REPORT from credible source: Cochran is planning to resign if a special election is called.. #mssen”
If Cochran resigned today, the ballot still prints his name, and a blank line for write-in below it. None of Cochroach’s ballot checks would be counted but God knows what mayhem would
happen on the write-in line unless Chris McDaniel stickers are printed and mailed to every Mississippian, since a lot of Democrats now are engaged in the Republican campaign.
“I want a GOPe implosion.”
Thad Cochran is either going down this summer (to be replaced by McDaniel on November’s ballot) or he is going down in November and taking this Republican seat with him.
Oh, how I despise this despicable and evil creature and his GOPe fellow criminals.
As I understood it, if Cochran stood down, McDaniel would be made the nominee. Am I wrong? He hasn’t even filed charges yet
I want to SAY you’re right, but I’ve been straightened up so many times today about stuff we THOUGHT was right, I’m now unqualified to comment.
“Specifically, the committee did not file a 24-hour report for a $15,000 payment on May 30th to Scott Howell & Company as an independent expenditures against Chris McDaniel, R-Miss.”
Where have we heard that magic number before.
I am aware of the clause I think you are getting that from, which says if Cochran died or retired, the write in box would activate and be counted. But I’m not sure it would end up with the Republicans having nobody on the ballot. That would be insane.
Your understanding is correct. Mississippi would put McDaniel on the ballot, if Cochran makes himself unavailable for the election. I think the timing on ballot printing is 45 or 60 days before the election.
If Cochran is declared the winner and then declines to run in November for "health" or other non-political reasons, then the Mississippi state GOP names a new nominee to fill the vacancy. That person does not have to be McDaniel.
Timing is everything right now.
Bump to your post.
“winner and then declines to run in November for “health” or other non-political reasons, then the Mississippi state GOP names a new nominee to fill the vacancy. That person does not have to be McDaniel.”
God, please tell me they aren’t planning to pull this emergency solution out of the bag and make Haley the nominee...
Looks like the marx-o-crats win either way. Thud takes the seat down in flames or this is strung out to the last minute with McDaniels not having time to get traction. (yeah, I’m in a bad mood)
I think that was the plan.... but the SOS has to certify the race before McDaniel can protest it with his evidence.
$15,000 - is that the walking around money that was offered to the Reverend?
Hannity just ran a large segment called “Dirty Politics” about the Mississippi Cochran /Barbour campaign.