Archive for the ‘Fred Thompson’ category

Hillary Closing On Top Republicans – In Alabama!

August 21, 2007

In some recent polls, Sen. Hillary Clinton is shown to be making some impressive gains over three of the Republican frontrunners in Alabama.

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Will Fred Thompson Finally Get Nailed on Campaign Finance?

August 20, 2007

There have been rumblings about this for some time now, but today a formal complaint was filed against Sen. Thompson with the FEC by Lane Hudson, the former Democratic staffer who broke Foleygate. Hudson posted his complaint on a new blog.

All I can say is, it’s about freakin’ time. In my view, Sen. Thompson has been in flagrant violation of the law for a long, long time now. The campaign finance law allows candidates to raise enough money to “test the waters” of a campaign before committing to run, thus coming under the jurisdiction of the campaign finance laws. But the law only allows candidates to raise “amounts reasonably required for exploratory activities.” Sen. Thompson has a full campaign staff, and has raised millions of dollars in campaign funds. Clearly, he’s not just “testing the waters.”

My question is, what’s he got to hide? The main advantage I can see in remaining “technically” not in the race is that Sen. Thompson doesn’t have to report his finances to the FEC, right? So, why doesn’t he want to do so?

My suspicion is that Sen. Thompson, being a former lobbyist himself, has received ample money from special interest groups, and would rather not be attacked over it just quite yet.

Michael

via – Bloggernista

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