Republican sentorial slush fund for 2014 skirts law

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Could these Repubs be any more brazen? :eusa_eh: Repub slogan for 2014- "shame, we don't have any :thup: "

Super PACs gear up for individual Senate battles | The Spectrum | thespectrum.com
For instance, GOP lawyer Charlie Spies this year established the Fund for Louisiana's Future, to aid Sen. David Vitter, R-La. His wife, Lisa Spies, who runs a political fundraising firm, counts Vitter among her clients. In addition, the senator made an appearance at an "alligator hunt" fundraiser for the super PAC in September. (Charlie Spies also registered the super PAC at the state level to aid a possible Vitter gubernatorial bid in 2015 and is challenging state rules that cap donations at $100,000.)
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Speaking of slush funds, the revolving door of taxpayer money going to public employee unions who then use it to support politicians is the biggest one of all...and largely for the benefit of the Dems.

Just sayin'.
 
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How much Adelson's & Koch $$$ did Rove AKA- Turd Blossom spend last election cycle? :eusa_think:
 

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They spent their own money...not taxpayers, bub.

But if you want to go there...Soros.
 
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"legal" for the people who write the rules & "legal" for the rest of us (not including the top 10%) are two different things.
 

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Speaking of slush funds, the revolving door of taxpayer money going to public employee unions who then use it to support politicians is the biggest one of all...and largely for the benefit of the Dems.

Just sayin'.
Just sayin', you are forgetting corporate money, much much more.

The unions have lost again, as the did in the 1890s, the 1920s, and now.

Stay balanced, please.
 
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you're such a dumb hack dot com, your article expressly states the dems are doing the same thing.

i bet you stopped reading after the GOP paragraph :lol:
 

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Op fails, Dot Com fails.


You may want to read completely the articles you post, Dottie.


This is not only a Republican issue, dork, the article you linked clearly indicates that the issue crosses the aisle...
 

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Op fails, Dot Com fails.


You may want to read completely the articles you post, Dottie.


This is not only a Republican issue, dork, the article you linked clearly indicates that the issue crosses the aisle...
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Unfortunately, both parties are awash in money.

Which is a real problem, as this is about as close to legal bribery as you can get.
This is true even if Yurt can't see it
 

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Could these Repubs be any more brazen? :eusa_eh: Repub slogan for 2014- "shame, we don't have any :thup: "

Super PACs gear up for individual Senate battles | The Spectrum | thespectrum.com
For instance, GOP lawyer Charlie Spies this year established the Fund for Louisiana's Future, to aid Sen. David Vitter, R-La. His wife, Lisa Spies, who runs a political fundraising firm, counts Vitter among her clients. In addition, the senator made an appearance at an "alligator hunt" fundraiser for the super PAC in September. (Charlie Spies also registered the super PAC at the state level to aid a possible Vitter gubernatorial bid in 2015 and is challenging state rules that cap donations at $100,000.)
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This is not an exclusive Republican issue, Democrats use these super PACs as well, just by different names, that's all:

Experts say the federal rules regarding coordination are so narrowly defined that as long as the candidates and super PACs don't collaborate on specifics, such as where political commercials will air, most super PACs meet the legal definition of independence. Super PACs gear up for individual Senate battles | The Spectrum | thespectrum.com
 
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no need to get bent out of shape over it becki :eusa_eh: :eusa_hand:

I'm just high-lighting Vitter(R) because he is one of the many senate Repubs up for reelection. From the article:

Senate Republicans face additional pressure. Seven of 12 GOP incumbents up for re-election in November also face primary challenges from the right, and an array of Tea Party-aligned groups have pledged grass-roots and financial support to their opponents.
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