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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:40 PM

Rubio campaign fined for improper contributions

Source: Associated Press

Rubio campaign fined for improper contributions
The Associated Press
Published: Friday, April 27, 2012 at 9:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 27, 2012 at 9:40 p.m.

The Senate campaign of Florida Republican Marco Rubio has agreed to pay an $8,000 fine for accepting slightly more than $210,000 in improper contributions.

Considered a top candidate for the vice presidential spot on the Republican ticket this fall, Rubio won his Senate seat from Florida in 2010 in a race against independent candidate Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek.

In a settlement with the Federal Election Commission, the Rubio campaign acknowledged receiving the improper contributions and paying a civil penalty of $8,000. The FEC describes the $210,000 as "prohibited, excessive and other impermissible contributions."

The FEC and the Rubio campaign reached the agreement in March. The release of the information on the FEC website was first reported Friday by Politico.


Read more: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20120427/APW/1204271074

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Reply Rubio campaign fined for improper contributions (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 2012 OP
DCKit Apr 2012 #1
DeMo Kratt Apr 2012 #2
Judi Lynn Apr 2012 #4
canuckledragger Apr 2012 #7
truthisfreedom Apr 2012 #5
gratuitous Apr 2012 #3
truthisfreedom Apr 2012 #6
Mz Pip Apr 2012 #11
BanTheGOP Apr 2012 #8
IthinkThereforeIAM Apr 2012 #9
BanTheGOP Apr 2012 #13
goclark Apr 2012 #10
Daniel537 Apr 2012 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:51 PM

1. Wow, stiff penalty.

 

<4% of the total. Just how filthy rich does the FEC want our politicians to become?

Besides, with the Supremes on his side, what's even considered illegal these days?

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Response to DCKit (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:14 AM

2. Technical Truth

 

Technically, the money goes to his campaign efforts, not to him. So he actually doesn't get any wealthier regardless of how much money his campaign manages to bring in. Just to clarify for you. And to be honest, it isn't like the Obamas are hurting financially either, so it's not just Republicans, but Democrats as well.

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Response to DeMo Kratt (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:06 AM

4. Isn't HE the one who benefits from what his campaign can do with the money?

Why on earth would you attempt to pass this off as something of indifference to this horrid little liar?

What DO the Obamas have to do with this story I posted, anyway?

Enjoy your stay.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:07 AM

7. the answer about what the Obamas have to do with it..

..is nothing.

At 3 posts this guy is just another sock puppet.

Just another repub trying to obscure yet another repub 'indiscretion' by claiming "The democrats do it too!"

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Response to DeMo Kratt (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:51 AM

5. 3 posts and pro-Rubio.

Right.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:27 AM

3. By my count, that means Rubio's still up over $200K

How does such a pitiful fine deter the wrongdoing?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:52 AM

6. The fine should be double the contribution.

And it should be immediate. And they should have to pay back the contribution.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:21 PM

11. Right.

The way the fine is set up now there is no deterent to continuing with business as usual.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:07 PM

8. This is criminal, not civil. Rubio needs to be removed from office, charged, and incarcerated

 

Until we can ban the republican party and kick everyone out with an (R) behind their name for RICO statute violations, at LEAST let's do what we can do legally to get rid of these rapacious bastards.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:19 PM

9. I second that motion...



... I have said for years (over a decade) that the GOP needs to be put under a RICO investigation, too, many, "coincidences", have I noticed over the years, ie... Bill Janklow, former R-SD congresscritter, many time governor of South Dakota, who just happened to invest in a video lottery machine manufacturer, about a month before the GOP dominated state legislature approved video lottery to raise funds for education in the state.

Of course, within 2 years they started putting more and more of those designated education funds from the video lottery machines into the slush, errr, I mean general fund for no bid contracts with political cronies and family members.

I am sure each of us can recall such incidents occurring amongst their own congresscritters, and it all adds up to a stink, that we tend to just push into the backs of our minds.

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:03 PM

13. Thanks for your input, and we are in sync with our views.

 

In DU2, I had a blog that I don't post to anymore, but I have been looking for someone to help me obtain legal counsel for actually bringing up RICO statutes against the GOP. Congratulations on being the first person I know for having that foresight.

PM me if you want to discuss strategies.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:30 PM

10. Help me out ~ then how can Super Pacs

be OK for the Rich?

Yes Obama can raise funds but he doesn't have the 1% backers that want to steal this country.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:38 PM

12. A corrupt South Florida politician? Really??!?

Just business as usual. Move along....

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