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Watchdog group files complaint against congresswoman

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission should conduct a thorough investigation of Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s troubled campaign finances, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the FEC by a watchdog group.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and Germantown, Tenn., resident Barbara Kaye Ginsberg filed the complaint against the committee and the committee’s treasurer, Tea Hoffman

The Brentwood Republican’s campaign announced in April that it had conducted an audit of all of Blackburn’s campaign finances going back to when she first ran for the House in 2002 and found more than $440,000 in unreported or incorrectly reported donations and expenditures.

The complaint alleges the past failure to report those contributions and expenditures violated campaign finance laws.

Through the years, the FEC has sent numerous letters to Blackburn’s campaign committee pointing out errors in her reports.

“Given the Blackburn campaign committee’s longstanding pattern of filing inaccurate FEC reports and the large amounts of money involved, the FEC should step in, investigate the committee and sanction it appropriately,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of the CREW.

Look closely. In April Blackburn’s office conducted its own audit and reported the inaccuracies on its own. What’s the purpose of this filing from Crew?  Media attention. It’s a pathetic attempt to grab attention and possibly push out a Republican at the same time. Yes, I know they’ll say that they are nonpartisan but if you really look at their site, you’ll see that only the most agregious and obviously corrupt Democrats are listed as having charges filed against them, such as Congresswoman Laura Richardson.

I wonder if anybody has looked at CREW’s finances. Like I said, this is patheticism at its best.

9 Responses to New Word: Patheticism

  • BB-Idaho says:

    Your CREW ref was called ‘a Guide to the Political Left’
    which makes one wonder about CREW, since they
    torpedoed the well-known democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters:
    “Waters was named in 2005[2] and 2006[3] as one of the “most corrupt” members of congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. They said, “Her ethics issues arise from her exercise of this power to financially benefit her daughter, husband and son.”[4] Citizens for Ethics says this violates House ethics rules for family members’ financial gains.”
    If we are to be objective, let us examine finances of
    both parties…not just thos awful democrats. 🙂
    Me..I’m checking out ‘Guide to the Political Left….

  • hillbilly says:

    BB, if you find one that backs up their statements with facts rather than namecalling and media soundbytes, I’d appreciate the link. I’ve been looking for one for months and can’t find one. However, just because I can’t find an equivalent for the right doesn’t mean I can’t use what I have found.

    Soros is bad news and anybody or group attached to him is bad news.

  • BB-Idaho says:

    Name calling and media soundbites…that’s about all we get anymore. That’s why I read books..of course, the problem with that is there is no one to argue with, you are just full of facts…which even then are blurred with opinion. Are we depressed or what?

  • hillbilly says:

    Nah, I’m not depressed, 🙂

    I refuse to be depressed anymore. Eventually it all comes out right. Whether it will in my lifetime or not, is questionable but eventually it will.

  • BB-Idaho says:

    Oooops! my bad boo, typed RR rather than BB…Freudian slip for ‘routinely rude’? 😮

  • hillbilly says:

    That’s okay, BB. I knew who you were right away.

    Amy, BB is not so bad. He might be a liberal but he does listen even if he doesn’t always agree. 🙂

    There are actually a few times… gasp… when we agree.

June 2008


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