Skip to comments.Cochran Campaign Busted! Charles Johnson Scores Direct Hit
Posted on 07/08/2014 12:26:47 PM PDT by cotton1706
There are a lot of naysayers toward Charles Johnson and his reporting on Mississippi, despite the high accuracy of his content. Well, he has a scalp to add to his accuracy score. The Cochran campaign is admitting it screwed up its accounting.
The Gotnews.com site Monday night reported that the Cochran campaign reimbursed staffer Amanda Shook for large sums of cash listed as Reimbursed Expense Campaign Walkers. FEC regulations allow reimbursement to staff only for travel and food expenses, and any other outlay of money by a staffer would be considered a contribution, and subject to a $2,600 limit.
A spokesman for six-term incumbent Cochran called the filing a screw up, and the campaign has denied vote buying and other allegations.
As the McDaniel campaign is noting, the allegations of criminal misconduct continue to rise against the Cochran campaign.
Last night on Mark Levins radio show, Senator Ted Cruz called for a full investigation into the Mississippi runoff. This story is not going away.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
Walkin' around money.
Destroy Thad Cochran and his political backers. Chris McDaniel is the RIGHTFUL SENATOR of Mississippi!
FR Cruz detractors must be in a huddle
It’s awfully quiet
Any Repub Senator who helped fund this will not get my vote. One has to pay for having no principles.
Bribes to black voters.
Cheaper than buying TV ads.
“FreeRepublic Cruz detractors”.....You mean the Libertarians?
YOU SUCK and you owe me a new keyboard!! I just spit Monster all over it!!! Ha ha!! Man that was funny right there...
This is why Republican Senators did everything but hide their faces coming out of their Cochran fundraising event.
The ultimate in “Direct Marketing”...
Indeed! Move over Ronco.
Is there ever!
How else do you get them to vote?
Got any better ideas, smart guy?
Why would Libertarians not like Cruz?
While conservatives, he’s 100% small government low tax.
That’s about 80% of the libertarian desire.
I’m willing to bet he’d let them smoke pot, if they pay tax on it and suffer the consequences of being stupid idiots, just because we need to dial back the police state.
“Vote twice and you get this set of steak knives! Great for those family squabbles that are sure to arise because you voted for an old white guy.”
“FR Cruz detractors must be in a huddle.”
No detractors here and I think its quiet because most of us are at work.
Is this the same guy who ran Little Green Footballs?
Different Charles Johnson.
When it comes down to it, pot is their number one issue. They think legalizing pot is the path to fixing all big government problems. Or so they say. They would have pot legal while the nanny state stays in tact.
The Libertarians and Rand Paul blamed Cruz for the government shut down. That was the beginning of Rand Paul’s anti-Republican campaign.
We Cruz supporters know very well that the libertarians are the people who have been so hostile to Cruz, we have been the ones having to deal with them.
I think you might fix a bunch of government problems if you legalized pot by overturning Wickard v Filburn.
D’Souza didn’t try to buy and election. He donated money to a girlfriend’s campaign. It is not the same at all.
The Libertarians have been making a concerted effort to put down conservatives in their effort to be more centrist in the run up to the 2016 campaign. By the time the election rolls around, Rand Paul may as well run as a Democrat, against Hillary and Elizabeth Warren.
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.”
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.
According to FEC documents filed by Citizens for Cochran, Amanda Shook received seven separate payments from the PAC from May 1-June 3. However, most of the cash walking money, $41,500 was paid to Shook from May 29-June 3, just prior to the Republican Primary. “Walking around money” or street money is the practice of using cash for sometimes questionable purposes during campaigns.
Shortly after the primary and before run-off, Shook left the country for a luxurious vacation at a resort in the Dominican Republic for her husband’s 30th birthday.
No, not libertarians
I am talking about the Cruz detractors
Where is Cochran? He needs to have a press conference.
A conservative media consultant is accusing the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) of laundering money through a political consulting firm to a shadowy SuperPAC that ran racist negative ads attacking the Tea Party and Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi runoff election.
A filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) shows that the NRSC paid National Media Research, Planning & Placement of Alexandria, Virginia $13,000 for media production and $69,000 for media on June 20.
But Rick Shaftan of Mountaintop Media, whose firm has bought media extensively in the South, calls this a false disclosure and says no ad ever aired in Mississippi that was paid for by the NRSC. Shaftan alleges that National Media instead used these funds to purchase racially-charged radio ads on behalf of a group called ‘All Citizens for Mississippi,’ which has not filed any required FEC reports other than its Statement of Organization.
“There’s lots of political orders for ‘All Citizens for Mississippi’ placed by the exact same media buyer who places ads for the NRSC, as well as a Haley Barbour-linked SuperPAC called ‘Mississippi Conservatives’. But unlike Barbour’s SuperPAC, ‘All Citizens for Mississippi’ criminally refuses to file any contribution or expenditure reports with the FEC. Most of these orders list ‘American Media & Advocacy Group’ on the invoices — some list ‘National Media’ — and all are signed off on by Jon Ferrell of National Media. If they have paperwork at all.”
“Jon Ferrell is the NRSC’s media buyer,” Shaftan said.
He should just do a conference call, haha
“But what, there’s moah!”
Reminds me of Marisa Tomei’s testimony in “My Cousin Vinny”
That is how I heard the words of your post.
1. Has she returned, and
2. If not, does the US have an extradition treaty with them?
So why aren’t Shook and Sims in jail?
Any TRUE conservative would let them smoke pot. It's part of that personal responsibility and individual freedom thing.
Republicans (GOPe) on the other hand are generally fine with the war on drugs and jack-booted thugs as long as it's THEIR jack-booted thugs.
I heard 15.00 each.
My ping a ling is the cutest thing
The walking dead...they were paying Democrats to vote.
The was only a Primary run off vote.