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  • Former F.E.C. official on Reid strong-arming: ‘I’ve never seen anything so blatant’

    11/02/2010 4:30:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/2/10 | J.P. Friere
    A former official with the Federal Election Commission, Hans von Spakovsky, blasted the Reid campaign, saying they are clearly engaging in coercion and illegal coordination under federal campaign finance rules. “I’ve never seen anything this blatant,” he told The Examiner. “Most corporations stay far away from this because they know they can get in big trouble if they tell their employees to go out and vote for a particular candidate. That’s a big no-no.” “There are two issues. The first is illegal coordination. The Reid campaign is specifically asking a corporation with the help of a union to get voters