Why? Because it’s being practiced daily by idiots who think it really gets them somewhere besides stupidville.
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.