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Offline Rapunzel

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« on: October 21, 2013, 06:45:50 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 07:30:44 PM »
It really is becoming We The People (of all political stripes) versus the Government.   This does bring several observations to mind:

1. If this money comes from fundraising, they must be cooking the books on their FEC reports that lists all donations and allocations. Especially with something of this high dollar. Let's assume that John Boehner's seat is the most expensive. Assuming somewhere around $900K, that couldn't be listed in his FEC filings without someone noticing that a long time ago. http://us-campaign-committees.findthedata.org/l/31161/Friends-of-John-Boehner  He raised a bit over $2 Million. $900K is a sizable percentage of that. Were these donations that weren't accounted for, are expenses being cooked, or is this illegally off the books? (all three options would be illegal).

2. This accounts to millions of dollars being sent to the party. In addition to the congressmen's reports, we should be seeing this in the party financial filings.

3. This explains a lot of why the leadership often goes against people who want to rock the boat.

More to come. I'm going to look at some FEC filings and see if anything jumps out.


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