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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:05 PM

Ex-Bachmann aide alleges campaign finance violations

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

WASHINGTON - A top adviser in Michele Bachmann's 2012 White House bid has filed a complaint with federal election officials alleging campaign finance violations involving her presidential campaign and the independent political action committee she leads.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint was filed Tuesday by Peter Waldron, a widely known evangelist enlisted by the Bachmann campaign for outreach to Christian conservatives. The filing follows his allegations last week that the Bachmann campaign has withheld payments to staffers who refused to sign confidentiality agreements.

Waldron, formerly Bachmann's national field coordinator, is accusing the campaign of improperly dipping into money from MichelePAC to pay longtime fundraising consultant Guy Short for presidential campaign work he performed in the critical final weeks ahead of Iowa's caucuses last year.

Waldron also alleges that the campaign concealed payments to Iowa state campaign chairman Kent Sorenson, a state senator who abruptly left the Bachmann camp to join then-U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's insurgent campaign. Under Iowa Senate rules, Waldron maintains, Sorenson could not perform paid work for a presidential campaign.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/187048461.html



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MinneapolisMatt Jan 2013 OP
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #4
truthisfreedom Jan 2013 #2
johnfunk Jan 2013 #12
OffWithTheirHeads Jan 2013 #14
The Wizard Jan 2013 #3
obama2terms Jan 2013 #5
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #6
DJ13 Jan 2013 #7
freshwest Jan 2013 #10
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #8
wordpix Jan 2013 #9
johnfunk Jan 2013 #11
Left Coast2020 Jan 2013 #13

Response to MinneapolisMatt (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:13 PM

1. It's always a treat to watch

the snakes biting each other.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:24 PM

4. Yes the snake charmer bites the preacher. Watch out. You see when you mix

 

religion and politics the stench is so bad it can't come off of Bachmann. She stinks threw and threw.

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Response to MinneapolisMatt (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:18 PM

2. That's our Michele! I'll only be satisfied if she has to do time.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:29 AM

12. ... which will make MSNBC more tolerable on weekends: "Lockup: Michele Bachmann"

... followed by "Lockup: Tom DeLay".

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Response to johnfunk (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:54 PM

14. Now THAT is funny!

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Response to MinneapolisMatt (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:21 PM

3. Michele and her

closeted quack doctor husband have been gaming the system for years. That's why her musings always have an element of chicanery.

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Response to MinneapolisMatt (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:25 PM

5. I actually kind of feel bad for them

I know what it's like to have a GOP'er try to stiff you out of your pay. I used to babysit for a GOP senator's daughter, she racked up 150 bucks in debt with me and tried to drag me into her custody battle with her creepy ex. Once I found that out I demanded my money ( and I wasn't nice about it, only because I was livid that she would try to drag me into her custody battle) and told her to find someone else to piss on. These people are just as nuts as Bachmann but they deserve to be paid for doing their job.

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Response to MinneapolisMatt (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:24 PM

6. Lay down with dogs. nt

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Response to MinneapolisMatt (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:50 PM

7. So THATS what was behind the demand for confidentiality agreements

....before she would pay some Iowa campaign workers.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:42 PM

10. Beats taking the Fifth on the stand, huh?

Although the way the GOP behaves, they don't think this is odd at all. They see a pile of money and don't care about the law, just whatever they need. No reciepts, no accounting, just whoopee!

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Response to MinneapolisMatt (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:36 PM

8. prison ahead for Michele

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Response to MinneapolisMatt (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:41 PM

9. here's hoping Michele T-bagger goes down - maybe she can preach in prison

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Response to MinneapolisMatt (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:21 AM

11. Righteous Xtian? No. PAC of lies? Oh yeah...

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Response to johnfunk (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:42 AM

13. Book Em Danno!

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