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  • Cain Campaign Paid Groups Reportedly Under Federal Investigation (WI)

    04/15/2012 4:08:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-15-12 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Nearly two months after dropping his bid for the GOP nomination, Herman Cain’s presidential campaign paid about $19,000 to a pair of nonprofit groups that are reportedly under federal investigation for boosting his White House bid. The Wisconsin-based groups, Prosperity USA and Wisconsin Prosperity Network, were run by Cain’s top aides and footed the bill for about $40,000 of goods and services — including iPads and chartered flights — that helped Cain’s campaign get going early last year, according to documents obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Wisconsin-based groups, Prosperity USA and Wisconsin Prosperity Network, were run by Cain’s...
  • DNC attacks RNC’s call for Obama ad investigation: ‘Disgraceful, desperate and ...

    07/18/2011 5:54:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/18/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The Democratic National Committee jabbed at the Republican National Committee Monday for calling on the Justice Department to investigate whether President Obama had used the White House to record a political advertisement. The RNC requested an investigation after reports surfaced that Obama may have used government property to film a political advertisement. The spot is an indirect request by the president for people to contribute $5 or more for the chance of “Dinner with Barack and Joe [Biden].” “This is a disgraceful, desperate and politically-motivated attempt at getting headlines by a Republican Party awash in special interest cash which is...
  • Obama Raffle Video Not Legal, Election Law Experts Say

    07/01/2011 5:10:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/1/11 | Matt Cover
    A video of President Barack Obama filmed in the White House and included in a fundraising e-mail sent to supporters is not legal, two election law experts told CNSNews.com. The video was included in an e-mail sent to supporters of President Obama promoting a fundraising drive that offered participants a chance to win an invitation to dinner with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The video was filmed in the White House and, because it is intended to raise funds, constitutes a violation of federal law, according to two election law experts contacted by CNSNews.com. “I think this is a...
  • EFF files complaint against WSLC

    09/01/2004 12:38:40 PM PDT · by truth49 · 6 replies · 453+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | 9-1-04 | Michael Reitz
    OLYMPIA, WA—The Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) filed a complaint today with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, notifying the AG of multiple campaign finance violations by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. EFF, a long-time advocate of free speech and fair elections, alleges the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) has committed numerous violations of state campaign finance laws and is operating as an illegal, unregistered political action committee. The complaint was filed after receiving numerous reports of the WSLC’s undisclosed political activities. The “Citizen’s Action” complaint gives Attorney General Christine Gregoire 45 days to take action or allow EFF to...
  • California's Lieutenant Governor Agrees to Largest Ever Campaign Violation State Fine

    04/13/2004 7:31:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies · 230+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2004 | Tom Chorneau
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's lieutenant governor paid a record $263,000 fine for violating campaign donation limits in his run against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state's political watchdog agency said Tuesday. California's Fair Political Practices Commission charged in a civil lawsuit filed in January that Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante and his supporters improperly moved $3.8 million between campaign committees during the recall election in an effort to skirt contribution limits. Although agency officials have said Bustamante faced fines of as much as $9 million, the $263,000 settlement is still the largest ever paid in California by a candidate. The agreement...