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Shock: Harry Reid has an FEC problem
« on: March 26, 2014, 06:22:34 AM »
Shock: Harry Reid has an FEC Problem

BY:  Andrew Stiles // March 25, 2014 5:20 pm   

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has some questions for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) concerning his campaign’s purchase of more than $16,000 in “holiday gifts” for donors. It turns out that the gifts were purchased from a jewelry vendor in Berkeley, Calif., who just happens to be Reid’s granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, although her full name was not listed on Reid’s campaign filing with the FEC. Jon Ralston reports:


The gifts, I have learned, were purchased from his granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who is a jewelry vendor in Berkeley, CA. The gifts were later passed on to donors and supporters, a Reid spokeswoman told me.

Reid has previously been asked to explain holiday gifts to his Ritz Carlton doorman by the FEC. But in the letter from the FEC sent last week, the agency wants to know what payments of  $11,370 and $5,416 (UPDATED) were. “Itemized disbursements must include a brief statement or description of why each disbursement was made,” the letter said.

Reid’s granddaughter is listed only as “Ryan Elisabeth” on the FEC report, which is attached here (see page 166). But her full name is Ryan Elisabeth Reid. …

The FEC wants an answer by April 25. But even if that agency does its usual dithering and wrist-slapping, many will wonder why Reid needs to use campaign funds for holiday gifts to give to supporters and donors and why he enriched his granddaughter in so doing.

In other news, Reid is even less popular than Charles and David Koch, the libertarian philanthropists Reid has described as “un-American.”

UPDATE: In a statement, Reid said he will reimburse his campaign for price of the gifts: “I thought it would be nice to give supporters and staff thank-you gifts that had a personal connection and a Searchlight connection, but I have decided to reimburse the campaign for the amount of the expenditure.”

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Re: Shock: Harry Reid has an FEC problem
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 06:31:41 AM »
In other words: "Sorry I got caught."
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Re: Shock: Harry Reid has an FEC problem
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 01:05:59 PM »
If he'd been Dinesh D'Souza or some other well-known critic of Obama and the democrats, instead of the democrat party Senate Majority Leader, he'd have been indicted on (at least) two federal felony charges.

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Re: Shock: Harry Reid has an FEC problem
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 02:50:21 PM »
If he'd been Dinesh D'Souza or some other well-known critic of Obama and the democrats, instead of the democrat party Senate Majority Leader, he'd have been indicted on (at least) two federal felony charges.

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Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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