Skip to comments.Democrats: Campaign Finance Admission Should ‘Disqualify’ Incoming Congressman
Posted on 12/06/2018 11:00:36 AM PST by SMGFan
Rep.-elect Ross Spanos Republican primary opponents are outraged, too. Revelations that GOP Rep.-elect Ross Spano violated campaign finance law by taking out personal loans and directing approximately the same amount to his campaign should disqualify him from serving in Congress, Florida Democrats say.
Spano knew exactly what he was doing when he took personal loans and used them as campaign funds, which is against the law, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said in a statement earlier this week. This matter needs to be fully investigated, and appropriate actions taken.
The freshman Republican acknowledged transgressing rules against straw donations in a letter from his attorney to the Federal Election Commission dated last week.
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The Dems won’t rest until every single Republican House election is overturned, or the Congressman disqualified.
He should have just created a foundation instead...
So he borrowed money and put it into his own campaign?
And this is illegal?
Is that what the *law* says? Because if not, **** you, and don't make any long range plans.
“The Dems wont rest until ...” they have both houses and the Presidency and then only after they have instituted single payer health care along with full blown socialism. Then they might rest for a bit, before moving on with the rest of their agenda.
Emboldened by their coup of Trump theyre now trying to overthrow our government altogether.
This war is about to go hot.
Ok......Seems time to investigate how Hitlary used her political office to create a fortune in that so called “Clinton Foundation”. (Why are those crooks still walking our streets?)
Back in Roman times, a man who wanted to win elections was expected to borrow heavily so he could throw lavish celebrations, games, banquets and win the hearts of the voters. It was so expensive that borrowing was required of all but the weathiest families. They made it up by getting appointments later to provinces where there were ways for them to get paid by getting a take of taxes or war booty or whatever. It's one reason Caesar stayed in Gual so long. He needed money to maintain his political power base. He became super wealthy there, but his staying gave the senate an excuse to recall him to Rome for trial, a trial which would have surely been rigged and he knew it. So he came back but with his army.
Anyway, I don't really know why it's worse to borrow to fund your campaign than it is to beg to fund it.
Same thing with Trump and the emoluments BS.
It’s OK to take bribes in the form of “campaign contributions,” but don’t you dare earn your own money.
Yes, I remember how President Obama resigned when he had to report to teh FEC millions of dollars in illegal donations that violated campaign finance laws.
He actually claims he thought it was legal, because he was not getting loans from a friend, and going through normal procedures.
But apparently the law prohibits any entity from lending money to a campaign, such loans are treated as contributions; and since he got the loans himself but immediately transfered the money to his campaign, that was considered breaking the law.
WHat I can’t figure out is how any campaign ever ends up in debt — it seems that if a campaign has a debt at the end, they must have gotten “loans” of some sort (actually, it is like they buy stuff but then don’t pay the people they bought it from).
He is paying back all the loans, as he always expected to do, and it looks like he’ll get some small fine from the FEC, as is often the case in inadvertent violations of campaign finance laws.
Meanwhile, I’d rather a guy buy his own election, than having a bunch of other people buy it for him.
You forgot to mention that they will exempt themselves from all socialist policies that they will force on the proletariat, just like the unions wanted union-controlled businesses to be exempt from all obama-care requirements, or minimum wage requirements.
Hell, if they had what they really wanted - all conservatives / republicans / independents would be forced to do all the working, and all the dems (even non-govt ones) would be riding on their backs for the rest of our existence.
I have thought politicians have done this all of my life—and I am 79.
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