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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:05 PM

Former Bachmann aide sues campaign, alleging theft

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa campaign aide for former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann sued the Minnesota congresswoman and her senior campaign aides on Monday, alleging an official stole a private email list and that she was blamed for its use.

The lawsuit filed by Barb Heki claims that Bachmann's Iowa campaign chairman, state Sen. Kent Sorenson, took the list from Heki's private computer to promote Bachmann's candidacy among Christian home-school advocates before the Iowa caucuses. Heki was hired to coordinate home-school supporters for Bachmann's Iowa campaign.

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Heki, who lives in Johnston, claims in the lawsuit that Sorenson took a database from her private computer in November that contained names and contact information, including email addresses, of thousands of Iowa families who were part of the Iowa home-school network on whose board she served. Heki said she had told Sorenson months earlier that she would not provide the list to the campaign.

When an email from the campaign was sent to members of the network in November, Heki was named in media reports as providing the list. She was later removed from the boards of the Iowa network and a related national network of home-school advocates on which she served.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/politics/164313836.html

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Reply Former Bachmann aide sues campaign, alleging theft (Original post)
Bjorn Against Jul 2012 OP
OffWithTheirHeads Jul 2012 #1
Jessy169 Jul 2012 #2
PatrynXX Jul 2012 #3
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2012 #4
snooper2 Jul 2012 #5
12ZTR Jul 2012 #6
liberal N proud Jul 2012 #7
Ian David Jul 2012 #8
Mopar151 Jul 2012 #9
Ian David Jul 2012 #10

Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:14 PM

1. If you sleep with pigs, expect to get muddy.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:21 PM

2. thousands of (Christian) Iowa families who were part of the Iowa home-school network

It is really scary to think that so many of these people are keeping their kids home, indoctrinating them, isolating them and providing what is most like a very poor education.

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:46 PM

3. I'd disagree here....

However.. looks like Bachman is at a lost for 2 of the 10 commandment do'h. that shalt not lie, or steal ....

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:04 AM

4. That's the jack-pot of dumb-fuckery.

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:13 AM

5. The numbers are going down though---Think about how it was 100 years ago-

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:05 AM

6. Hope..

 

Heki loses .That will teach her to be a Wingnut sympathizer.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:18 AM

7. Theft of your dignity working with that scum

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:32 AM

8. As much as I despise Bachmann, I have doubts about this case.

It could just as easily be that she provided the list willingly, and then only claimed theft once there was a backlash.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:18 AM

9. Could be she's telling the truth

Sorenson's sense of entitlement may have prevailed over decency.

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:47 PM

10. I don't trust or respect either of them. n/t

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