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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:17 AM
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MORE R Corruption. This Time, It's Judges in NV - Campaign '04
I guess there's simply no end to it:

Las Vegas SUN
Today: January 07, 2005 at 11:21:26 PST

Judges, candidates may have broken rules

Campaign-finance laws, ethics at center of election controversy

By Molly Ball
LAS VEGAS SUN

Several judges or judicial candidates appear to have violated both campaign-finance laws and judicial ethics canons during the 2004 election campaign, according to financial filings with the secretary of state's office.

Three candidates for judgeships each paid $5,000 to appear on a flier that listed Republicans in the technically nonpartisan races for judges, university regents and school board.

The donations appear in the filings of the Clark County Republican Central Committee. But the candidates did not list the contributions in their own campaign expense reports, as required by Nevada statute.

In addition, the state's judicial canons bar judicial candidates from publicizing their party affiliation, although they may state it if asked and the rule is the subject of some controversy.

http://lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/sun/2005/jan/07/5...
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:32 AM
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1. I like this part.
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"The flier was originally conceived as a project of the county GOP, but the party disowned it when not all the Republican candidates agreed to participate, Clark County Republican Party spokesman Brian Scroggins said."

Parraguirre, who asked not to be on the mailer, and Mason were running for the same Supreme Court seat, and the party didn't want to appear to be endorsing one Republican over another, Scroggins said.

"We're here for all Republicans. We're not here for any select group," Scroggins said. "We were not willing to send it out if not all the candidates wanted to participate."

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That. Or they smelled The Rats.

Which I think some Republicans do. Those are kinds of Republicans we might encourage to support vote reform.
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