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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:01 PM

Romney Camp to Donor Accused of Racketeering, ‘We get a lot of charges, this will go away’

I originally posted this Politics USA story in LBN, but deleted it there because the original headline -- which has to be used in LBN -- was slightly misleading and made it seem that Romney himself had told the donor this. (The link itself, rather than the headline, refers to the Romney camp.)

http://www.politicususa.com/romney-camp-donor-accused-racketeering-we-lot-charges-away.html

Remember Mr. Murray, the coal mine owner who made his workers lose pay to stand with Mitt Romney at a rally in Ohio? CREW has filed a complaint with the FEC and Ohio Democrats separately filed a letter with allegations of “extortion, money laundering, racketeering” against Murray Energy Corporation, the Murray Energy Corporation PAC, and the company’s Chairman, President, and CEO Robert E. Murray.

When a distraught Mr. Murray contacted the Romney campaign, he says he was told not to worry about it because ‘We get a lot of charges, this will go away.”

These are not words the Romney campaign would want publicized.

The CREW complaint alleges that Mr. Murray of Murray Energy Corporation threatened employees with reprisals, including the loss of their jobs, to coerce them to make contributions to the company’s PAC.

CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan stated, “It is outrageous for a business owner to abuse his power to force his employees to support a political candidate. Whether coercing company executives to make campaign contributions or insisting coal miners take time off without pay so that a candidate can stage pretty pictures — it is all illegal.”

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meow2u3 Oct 2012 #2
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:11 PM

1. Here's to this NOT going away. N/t

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:04 PM

4. +1,000

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:05 PM

2. This story must make national headlines nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:24 PM

3. Did he break the law? yep... Is anything going to happen

NOPE.
Move along.

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