Skip to comments.Boom! More Breaking: More Evidence of Illegal 'Cash for Vote' Operation by Cochran Campaign Piles Up
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.
but it’s the tea party folks who are splintering the gop. right.
It would seem that Cochran is suffering the death of a thousand cuts.
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.
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..!
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.
“but its 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.
sure you can.
they’re the whiny liberals with the R asking the democrats and media “do you like me now?”
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.
You wouldn't be a gay Cajun would you?
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.
He has to win the general election first.
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...
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.
A republican might, but a conservative wouldn't.
I sure hope the liberal republicans don't wind up with a senate majority.
Haven’t seen it or heard it much if any, but Mississippi wasn’t about Cochran. It was always about McConnell keeping his power.
The destruction of the RINOs. Cochran needs to resign and those involve with this travesty need to be imprisoned.
“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.”