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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 02:13 PM
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Bob Ney: An Abramoff - Santorum connection
Edited on Mon Jan-09-06 02:21 PM by BurgherHoldtheLies
May become something more involved, but I did some research and found this connection interesting:

REP. NEY LINKED TO ABRAMOFF
Sunday, January 08, 2006 - FreeMarketNews.com

Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, is likely to be indicted in an ongoing public corruption scandal, according to a fellow Republican congressman, Jim McCrery of Louisiana. Ney is linked by prosecutors to Jack Abramoff, a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to charges this week that include mail fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. He also is linked to Abramoff's associate, Michael Scanlon, who pleaded guilty in November to conspiring to bribe a member of Congress and other public officials. "He'll probably be indicted," McCrery speculated Friday. Ney's spokesman Brian Walsh said Ney maintains that he has done "absolutely nothing wrong" and that prosecutors have not told him that he is a target of the investigation.

http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=4992


Also, from the world of Bob Ney:


U.S. Rep. Bob Ney's re-election campaign was fined $2,000 Thursday for failing to properly record two payments last November totaling more than $83,000.
An analysis of Federal Election Commission documents by The Associated Press shows the Ney campaign failed for six months to report two wire transfers to Pittsburgh political consulting firm Brabender Cox - one for nearly $48,000 and one for $35,000.

The FEC, which confirmed the discrepancy, did not believe the error was intentional, spokeswoman Kelly Huff said.

http://www.dccc.org/stakeholder/archives/003919.html



Now, here's the kicker:


During his past two campaigns, rising Republican star Sen. Rick Santorum paid $10 million to a Pittsburgh advertising firm to help him win office. In the years between the campaigns, the company paid the senator's wife, Karen Santorum - now a full-time mother home-schooling six kids - to work as a consultant, according to campaign finance records and financial disclosure forms.

The company that hired Karen Santorum is BrabenderCox, a political advertising firm run by GOP media guru John Brabender, credited with helping craft Santorum's 1994 upset win against Sen. Harris Wofford and 2000 defeat of Democratic Rep. Ron Klink.

Federal Election Commission records reviewed by UPI show Santorum's campaign making payments to BrabenderCox totaling nearly $4 million and $6 million in the 1994 and 2000 elections for media work. Most contracts allow political ad firms to keep around 15 percent of the payments.



That 1994 win over Wofford was a boon to BrabenderCox also, catapulting it from a small Pittsburgh ad agency to a major GOP political consulting firm with clients like New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and congressional candidates from across the country.

http://quickstart.clari.net/qs_se/webnews/wed/ce/Uus-sa...


edited to add final story link
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 02:16 PM
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1. Might be easier to list those NOT connected to Abramoff! nt
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 02:21 PM
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2. Yeah, let's see, Mother Theresa, Pope John Paul II, Abraham Lincoln
It is starting to look like if a) They are alive; b) They are GOP, they are linked. New parlor game in the GOP cloakrooms: One Degree of JackieA....a moron can play!
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 02:27 PM
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4. I wouldn't be too sure about the pope, either!
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 02:26 PM
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3. The point of this post was the Washington wives story related to Abramoff
Apparently KO will be doing a story about it on Countdown and there was an investigation of Santorum's wife working for this BrabenderCox firm (John Brabender is also attached to Rick's campaign and a GOP contributor)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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ArbustoBuster Donating Member (956 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 03:00 PM
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5. I am now doing...
...my We May Actually Kick Santorum's Butt Out of Congress dance!

Be glad you can't see it. I'm a really bad dancer. :)
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 03:05 PM
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6. BraBender & Cox? WTF?

Who makes these names up for the repubs? jeff Gannon?
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 03:16 PM
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7. Bwahahaha.
Ha...I didn't even catch that little gem.
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diamondsndust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-06 03:20 PM
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8. LMAO! I wondered about that name too! n/t
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