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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 02:17 PM

Did "Untrace-able" $1.5 Million Donation to Corbett Violate PA. Campaign Finance Laws?



"Funding system called an elaborate, legal 'money-laundering scheme'

... in his 2010 bid for governor ....a $1.5 million contribution arrived from — Wisconsin? Officially, the donation was from the Wisconsin affiliate of a D.C.-based political organization called the Republican Governors Association. The $1.5 million could not travel directly from the RGA to Corbett. Pennsylvania law bans candidates from accepting corporate money and the RGA accepts millions of dollars from some of the nation’s largest businesses.

...In a single day, the $1.5 million gift traveled from the D.C.-based parent organization to the RGA Wisconsin PAC, to the RGA Pennsylvania PAC and finally to Corbett’s campaign account.
By the time the donation reached Corbett, it was impossible to identify the original source of the cash or whether the donation was permissible under state law.

The RGA’s funding played a central role in Corbett’s victory. By Election Day he had received a total of $6 million from the RGA — 21 percent of his total fundraising, easily the top donor to the campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics."


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Reply Did "Untrace-able" $1.5 Million Donation to Corbett Violate PA. Campaign Finance Laws? (Original post)
JPZenger Oct 2012 OP
Curmudgeoness Oct 2012 #1

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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 05:30 PM

1. Did it violate the law? And more importantly,

is there anyone who can or will do anything about it? It seems that the politicians in this state get away with murder, with just a few who they seem willing to throw to the wolves for some reason. The corruption continues unchecked.

I remember years (and years) ago when I was young, this state was considered one of the most corrupt. It doesn't seem that anything has changed.

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