Skip to comments.Wasserman Schultz’s ‘Mile-High’ Campaign Dilemma
Posted on 10/17/2012 9:32:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Questions regarding possible campaign finance violations continue to plague Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as her Federal Elections Commission (FEC) reports are coming under increased scrutiny...
...her campaign appears to have committed another possible FEC violation with regards to her campaigns travel expenses and a leased private jet from a charter airplane company, New Flight Charters, which is based out of Jackson, Wyoming.
First off, why would any Member of Congress or candidate have to use a private charter company for purposes of campaigning with a congressional district given how small most districts are in terms of square miles?
...The argument that some may make about private jets being considered commercial because a single seat is paid for, as some charter companies offer this service, but this does not seem to be the case in this instance. In an letter we obtained from New Flight Charters, they clearly state that they are a Part 135 charter company that does not charter by the seat, but charters the entire plane.
(Excerpt) Read more at shark-tank.net ...
Karen got about 38% of the vote against ol' Mayonaisse Hair back in 2010. She can do better...maybe even win...this year.
DWS is a liberal...so she is above the law..
Just ask her...
A minor technical point that really doesn’t affect your posting regarding the commercial flight.
First, I teach courses in Aviation Law and I am the Director of Operations for a charter company.
The letter posted on Shark Tank from the charter company is wrong. The charter company has an FAA Air Carrier certificate just like any airline. The difference is that the air charter company operates on-demand. They don’t fly until someone tells them to fly. An airline flies scheduled routes and hopes to sell an adequate number of tickets.
So Ms. Wasserman’s use of the charter company is no different than if she had purchased a ticket on an airline EXCEPT:
1. Was it a wise use of money?
2. If she had multiple people traveling with her, and the destination was not served by an airline, maybe it was a wise use of money.
3. Did she have scheduling conflicts that did not fit airline schedules?
Please don’t fall for the Obama line that everyone in a private jet is a rich fat cat.