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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-17-09 11:00 AM
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NRCC financial scandal tie-in to Ensign sex scandal?
Edited on Wed Jun-17-09 11:23 AM by Adelante
After serving as Ensigns campaign and Battle Born PAC treasurer, Cynthia Hampton was Chris Ward the embezzlers assistant treasurer at the NRCC. Chris Ward, treasurer of the NRCC, had also been treasurer of Ensign's Battle Born PAC. Ward also was treasurer for the Senate Majority Committee; after his removal, Cynthia Hampton became treasurer of the Senate Majority Committee.



But current and former aides to the Nevada Republican say the woman was 46-year-old Cynthia Hampton, a campaign staffer whose husband was a top aide in Ensigns Senate office.

It was known in inner circle that they were involved, a former aide told POLITICO.

Hampton served as the treasurer for Ensigns reelection campaign and for his leadership fund, Battle Born PAC. According to people familiar with the matter, Ensigns affair with Hampton took place between December 2007 and August 2008. FEC records show that she ended her affiliation with the two committees in early 2008.

Hampton is married to Douglas Hampton, who, according to Senate records, served as Ensigns administrative assistant in his personal office from November 2006 to May 2008 around the same time Cynthia Hampton left Ensigns committees.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090616/pl_politico/2...



Sen. John Ensign had to correct a campaign finance report after auditors turned up several lapses that are being blamed on Christopher Ward, his former treasurer who is at the center of a Republican embezzlement scandal.

Like a number of other Republicans, Ensign hurriedly commissioned an audit of his Battle Born Political Action Committee earlier this year when Ward emerged as a suspect in an accounting fraud involving the National Republican Congressional Committee, one of the partys chief fundraising arms.

Besides working for the committee, Ward also handled the books for Ensigns PAC and more than 80 GOP campaign organizations in recent years.


http://blog.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2008/03...

http://www.lvrj.com/news/19968144.html

Battle Born PAC raised $423,932 last year and spent $474,365. Ward became treasurer March 29, 2006, and filed a year-end report on Jan. 23, 2008. After Cynthia Hampton became the new treasurer Feb. 12, she filed an amended year-end report eight days later.

A spokeswoman described the amendment as fixing routine bookkeeping errors unrelated to Ward.

Ward also was treasurer for Senate Majority Committee, a joint fundraising committee for six senators who are up for re-election this year.

Senate Majority Committee raised $214,500 last year. Ward was listed as treasurer from April 2006 to January 2008. The committee registered Hampton as its treasurer Feb. 12.


http://public.cq.com/docs/cqt/news110-000002683206.html



A nice financial scandal tie-in, as the cherry on top of a sex scandal, is always good. :)

Edit: John Ensign was NRSC chair 2007-2009.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Republican_Senato...
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-17-09 11:01 AM
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1. I had a friend who worked at NRCC tell me the director had his trysts listed in his daily schedule.
That was back in 2000.
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-17-09 11:13 AM
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2. Good investigative work!
Did you do this? K&R
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-17-09 11:27 AM
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3. Yeah, Google is a wonderful thing nt
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-17-09 11:40 AM
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4. Make sure reporters get it.
They might miss it on DU. Anyone know where to send this?

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-17-09 11:41 AM
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5. Freaking Republicon Homelander Pharisees - cheat at finances and marriage
as usual...and then lecture the rest of us on their freaky 'family values.' Ptooey.
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-17-09 12:48 PM
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6. K&R!
Good investigating.

The above poster is right, this needs more exposure. I'm afraid I haven't a clue of whom to send it to, but it might be worth your time to get regged with DKos and a few of the other high-profile progressive chat/news sites and post it there as well.

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