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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:35 PM
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Lieberman using a slush fund to fund his campaign? Lamont says yes
Just got this email from the Lamont campaign:


Imagine what a campaign could do with $387,000 in cold, hard, unaccounted for cash.

Joe Lieberman called it "petty cash."

There's nothing petty about one out of every twelve dollars spent by a campaign coming from a slush fund filled by those profiting from war, high gas prices and expensive medicine.

Regrettably, that's what Joe Lieberman did.

Our campaign is filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) this afternoon asking them to look into potential illegal activity. Will you add your name to the letter?

http://www.nedlamont.com/fecletter

Campaign finance law dictates "A political committee may maintain a petty cash fund out of which it may make expenditures not in excess of $100 to any person per purchase or transaction."

The law exists because politicians handing out $387,000 in cash days before an election opens the door to all types of unethical possibilities.

Will you sign your name to the FEC complaint?

http://www.nedlamont.com/fecletter

Three hundred and eighty-seven thousand dollars ... cash.

What could you buy with that much money? Who could you buy with that much money ... especially if no one ever had to know?

The people of Connecticut deserve to know.

Sign the letter.

http://www.nedlamont.com/fecletter

It's time for change,

Tom Swan
Campaign Manager, Ned Lamont for U.S. Senate
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april Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:40 PM
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1. done
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:42 PM
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2. Go Joe!!!
Far, far, far away from Washington D.C.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:53 PM
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3. Done
:kick:
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:57 PM
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4. It's called "street money" and it's used in all campaigns for GOTV

been that way forever.
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NaturalHigh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:07 PM
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5. OK, this is just a flat-out lie by Lamont.
Every penny has been accounted for in Lieberman's FEC filings. The money was used to pay people (many of them students) to go out and canvass for Lieberman. This is not some sort of evil "slush fund."

More politics as usual... :puke:
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DFLforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:19 PM
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7. Sorry - these are UNITEMIZED expenditures
Again FEC regs - even if they are for students and other authorized activities, they must be itemized.
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:16 PM
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6. That's only 38,700 separate payees at $100 apiece
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 01:17 PM by EmperorHasNoClothes
What's so unbelievable about that?

:sarcasm:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:32 PM
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8. LOL
How true. Beer money for some college age canvasers, no doubt! ;)
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