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Boom! More Breaking: More Evidence of Illegal 'Cash for Vote' Operation by Cochran Campaign Piles Up
Got News ^ | 7/7/14 | Charles C. Johnson

Posted on 07/07/2014 7:02:37 PM PDT by gwgn02

Cochran campaign staffer Amanda Shook was illegally reimbursed for over $40,000 cash in walking around money during the Republican primary, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. The payments are described as "Reimbursed Expenses - Campaign Walkers." Regulation 11 CFR 116.5 expressly defines funds advanced by campaign staff for any reason other than travel or subsistence as a loan. It is illegal under FEC rules to loan money to a campaign in excess of the contribution limit of $2,600. "[I]f your loan exceeds the limits, it is an illegal contribution, even if it is later repaid in full," notes the FEC website.

Shook was previously alleged to be one of the sources of street cash in an alleged vote-buying operation in a Gotnews.com report from the Reverend Stevie Fielder.

Shook is Director of Operations for the Thad Cochran campaign, where she works for campaign manager Kirk Sims, who was also mentioned by Fielder as someone he worked with on the Cochran campaign. Shook previously worked for Sims in the office of Governor Phil Bryant, where Sims was the governor's chief of staff and Shook was his scheduler. Sims is U.S. Senator Roger Wicker's son-in-law.

FEC reports list seven payments by Citizens for Cochran, the candidate's official campaign committee, to Shook totaling $52,625. The bulk of these payments describe the purpose of the disbursement as "Reimbursed Expenses - Campaign Walkers." It is unclear how 27 year-old Shook acquired such large sums of cash for the initial outlays. Requests for comment from Shook went unanswered at the time of this writing.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cochran; corruption; mississippi; nrsc

1 posted on 07/07/2014 7:02:38 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: gwgn02

but it’s the tea party folks who are splintering the gop. right.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 7:04:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: gwgn02

It would seem that Cochran is suffering the death of a thousand cuts.

CC


3 posted on 07/07/2014 7:05:25 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Secret Agent Man

And of course, if we refuse to empower these criminals, some of our fellow freepers tell us we hate America and love Obama...because the dems are worse.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 7:09:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's t+.01hat 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: gwgn02

AL GORE was the first to sue, sue, sue, sue —taught the whole country, he did.

And I think we should, too, and I’m PROUD that I’m no longer GOP.

I’m amazed I stuck it out for so long with those Stockholm syndrome, lickspittle lackeys.

DEATH TO THE GOP, and sue away..!


5 posted on 07/07/2014 7:10:52 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gwgn02

Hey a girl has to have some walking around money.

You never know when the urge to buy a vote or 2500 of them might strike.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 7:12:13 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Secret Agent Man

“but it’s the tea party folks who are splintering the gop. right.”

republicans are so far removed from their Conservative Republican base you can’t tell them from the democrats anymore.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 7:13:49 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: duffee

sure you can.

they’re the whiny liberals with the R asking the democrats and media “do you like me now?”


8 posted on 07/07/2014 7:17:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: gwgn02
This is a useless exercise. The communists Democrats planned this criminal activity of illegal voters and there is nothing that will change Cochran from being sworn in. America seems to laugh at those that bilk the system and are not willing to prosecute. I hope I am wrong but I think the communists democrats have control.
9 posted on 07/07/2014 7:18:50 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: gwgn02

I had no idea Haley Barbor was that stupid! He should have seen where this was going and should have talked Cochran into stepping aside a long time ago. Now it looks like he’s headed for the lockup and having everyone claim they never knew him.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 7:19:14 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: gaijin
gaijin

You wouldn't be a gay Cajun would you?

11 posted on 07/07/2014 7:22:18 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: McGavin999

I wouldn’t necessarily call Barbour stupid, but corrupt is more like it. He didn’t think they would get caught, and underestimated the gonads of Chris McDaniel. They thought that he’d just concede and take his “loss” like a man. Well, he would have had he actually lost fair and square.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 7:24:31 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
You wouldn't be a liberal GOP apologist, would you?

/johnny

13 posted on 07/07/2014 7:25:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Logical me
there is nothing that will change Cochran from being sworn in

He has to win the general election first.

14 posted on 07/07/2014 7:34:38 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Tea: A beverage best served cold. With RINO meat.)
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To: gwgn02
the sad fact is that we are probably going to loose a pub seat because the fat cat elite think its their way or the highway....

now if Cochroach succeeds in pulling this off, I would vote for him.....period...but next time I'm going to send money to his pub opponent...

15 posted on 07/07/2014 7:38:18 PM PDT by cherry
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To: gwgn02

I hope Shook is either jailed or she gets a plea bargain and sings like a canary. But Holder will probably intervene and she’ll plead the fifth like Lerner.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 7:40:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: cherry
I would vote for him.....period

A republican might, but a conservative wouldn't.

I sure hope the liberal republicans don't wind up with a senate majority.

/johnny

17 posted on 07/07/2014 7:43:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Haven’t seen it or heard it much if any, but Mississippi wasn’t about Cochran. It was always about McConnell keeping his power.


18 posted on 07/07/2014 7:47:55 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: gwgn02

The destruction of the RINOs. Cochran needs to resign and those involve with this travesty need to be imprisoned.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 7:48:31 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“And of course, if we refuse to empower these criminals, some of our fellow freepers tell us we hate America and love Obama...because the dems are worse.”

I can’t tell you how many times I heard, “Obama thanks you for your vote.”


20 posted on 07/07/2014 7:50:25 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Yep. And McConnell isn't a sure thing in his general election.

I wouldn't mind that liberal republican not getting elected.

/johnny

21 posted on 07/07/2014 7:54:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Let's not forget McConnell's has got his hands in this tar baby too.

It might kill to birds with one scandal.

The GOP establishment has egg allover it's face. This may be the beginning of the end of the establishment republicans.

22 posted on 07/07/2014 8:01:06 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: gwgn02

If Mitt Romney had contested all the vote fraud in 2012 it would be President Romney and not obama and out country would be on a road to financial recovery.


23 posted on 07/07/2014 8:07:07 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Celtic Conservative
"It would seem that Cochran is suffering the death of a thousand cuts"

I guess that would be true if you think Charles C. Johnson is credible. Or, if you think that the McDaniel campaign has the authority to declare ballots fraudulent.

24 posted on 07/07/2014 8:16:28 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: JRandomFreeper

Why no, I’m not.

And unlike you, I’m also not an Obama-enabler.


25 posted on 07/07/2014 8:16:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Yep. You are a liberal republican supporter, anything for the (R). The ones that support amnesty and abortion, too.

/johnny

26 posted on 07/07/2014 8:18:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

how is JRandomFreeper an Obama enabler?


27 posted on 07/07/2014 8:18:57 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

He voted for Daffy Duck.


28 posted on 07/07/2014 8:22:26 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Not true. I didn't vote for any presidential candidate that supported abortion, gun control, or amnesty.

Daffy wasn't on my ballot.

/johnny

29 posted on 07/07/2014 8:25:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: gwgn02

Boom


30 posted on 07/07/2014 8:47:36 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: CPT Clay

I bet the Rhinos are not sleeping well lately...


31 posted on 07/07/2014 8:51:07 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3174402/posts?q=1&;page=406

See post 406 for a perfect example of the drooling idiocy.


32 posted on 07/07/2014 9:21:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's t+.01hat 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Some people are proud of being the problem.


33 posted on 07/07/2014 9:22:38 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's t+.01hat 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

No grief from me! When I start hearing that stuff, then I KNOW I’m doing the right thing! Let (R) and (D) split the left between ‘em!


34 posted on 07/07/2014 9:37:15 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Logical me; gwgn02
This is a useless exercise. ... I hope I am wrong....

No you don't. You carpet bomb all these threads with your nose-picking negativity, and no one who can read really gives a damn about anything you post.

Your multiple pathological attempts to demoralize will fail.

Most knowledgeable posters who are actually involved on the front lines of these battles refuse to contemplate topics from your point of view.

Those procto-perspective packers over at DU must miss you.

I'd say don't let the door hit you in the backside, but maybe I should just tell you not to bump your head.

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35 posted on 07/07/2014 9:38:14 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: cherry

voting for him is like giving a meth head money..

Do what you want with your vote, but rewarding him with your vote after the crap he pulled is something I would NOT be willing to do myself if I where in your shoes.


36 posted on 07/07/2014 9:47:40 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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