Questionable Activities in the SC House Ethics Committee?

September 26, 2008 by  
Filed under News, SC Politics

It is our understanding that the state law reads that an individual will pay a $100 fine for each day the candidate is late submitting their contribution reports to the ethics commission.

ARTICLE 15. – PENALTIES
SECTION 8-13-1510.   Penalty for late filing of or failure to file report or statement required by this chapter.

Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, a person required to file a report or statement under this chapter who files a late statement or report or fails to file a required statement or report must be assessed a civil penalty as follows:

(1) a fine of one hundred dollars if the statement or report is not filed within five days after the established deadline provided by law in this chapter; or

(2) after notice has been given by certified or registered mail that a required statement or report has not been filed, a fine of ten dollars per day for the first ten days after notice has been given, and one hundred dollars for each additional calendar day in which the required statement is not filed.

The last deadline was on 7/10/08 and there is one candidate that did not file his reports until 9/11/08.  This candidate, Harold Mitchell, according to my source has only paid a $100 fine on 8/5/08.

This whole story gets a little more interesting.

Many campaigns have railed the School Choice supporters and their funding from NY, particularly Howard Rich and Associates.

Upon analyzing Mitchell’s contributions report, you find almost $30,000 dollars of campaign contributions from out of state sources.  Those names, primarily point back to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  1. Terry Mcauliffe – Chairman of Hillary’s Presidential Campaign.
  2. Smith Bagley – Campaign Bundler / Fundraiser.
  3. Micheal Kempner – HRC National Finance Co-Chairs
  4. Deborah Jackson – Large Campaign Donor
  5. James Cecchi – Large Campaign Donor

Look at the report and research for yourself.

In May, Hillary was still in the hunt for the Presidency and Mitchell was one of the few African American elected officials to support Hillary.

Almost all of these contribution came during the black out period between the pre-election filing and the primary election.  If I remember correctly, Howard Rich was heavily criticized for this same tactic.

This leaves me with the following questions.  I hope to get answers soon.

  1. Why did Mitchell wait so long to file his contribution reports (after the DNC) ?
  2. Why is it that he is only being fined $100?
  3. Why is in the media not railing the HRC donors like they did the Rich supporters?

Digging the Grave

April 16, 2008 by  
Filed under US Politics

Matt Davies
Journal News
Apr 16, 2008

Hillary Stuggles to Keep Up with Obama

April 11, 2008 by  
Filed under News

In a recent e-mail from Former President Bill Clinton to Hillary supporters (no I don’t support her but I like seeing updates), it is very obvious that she is struggling to keep up with the juggernaut now being called “Obamanation”.  Obama is pulling in money left and right from supporters and it in the many e-mails Hillary is struggling to keep up.  What I have yet to understand is why she will not use her money.  She has tons of it as we have learned from the release of their tax records.  Mitt was not afraid to use his money?  Of course, Mitt is out, but it makes you wonder why it took so long for her to release her tax records and she’s not willing to use her money to fund the campaign.  I guess we will have to wait and see.

The people who count Hillary out of this race don’t know her the way you and I do.

Do we have an uphill battle to fight? You bet we do. We face an opponent who has a virtually unlimited war chest, who is breaking records to spend whatever it takes to win.

But I know that with Hillary leading the way and your strong support behind her, we can get the job done and we can win.

Hillary doesn’t care what the pundits say. She’s listening to you. And that’s why you need to speak out loud and clear and tell her today — just 11 days until the next big primary in Pennsylvania — that she has your support.

I talk to people every day who want to know whether Hillary is going to go the distance. I tell them all the same thing — if you knew Hillary like I do, you’d know she is in this race to win.

Hillary’s a fighter.

She’s fighting now to ensure that millions of Americans have the chance to make their voices heard — and making sure Michigan and Florida aren’t counted out. And as our president, she’s going to fight for the American dream that we all share.

But first, we have an uphill battle to fight together, starting in Pennsylvania. Right now, the Obama campaign is spending an unprecedented $2.2 million per week on TV ads in the Keystone state — an amount one Pennsylvania strategist called “unbelievable.”

With just 11 days until voters go to the polls, we can’t afford to be outspent. Every day the ground shifts; every day there’s a new twist in this race. Now is the moment when your support will count for the most. Now is the moment when Hillary needs you fighting by her side.

Contribute now to help us match the Obama campaign ad-for-ad in these final days before the Pennsylvania primary.

Great Political Cartoon

April 11, 2008 by  
Filed under US Politics

Saw this on digg today, couldn’t resist the temptation. This is Gary Varvel’s work found on editorialcartoonists.com

Presidential Candidates get Idol Treatment

Chelsea to lead Supporters to Make 1 Million Phone Calls

February 14, 2008 by  
Filed under US Politics

In an e-mail from Chelsea Clinton to supporters, she is asking for any help they can get. Reports across the web today have acknowledged the campaign will do anything they can to ensure Hillary wins the nomination. Even to fight the DNC ruling on Michigan and Florida to allow those delegates to vote in their meetings (after all, she did agree not to campaign there since they violated DNC policy).

My friends ask all the time: “What can we do to help your mom win?”

Well today I have an answer for them and for all of us who support my mom: we can make 1,000,000 calls.

OK, no one person has to make all 1,000,000 calls! But supporters like you and my friends are the best people to speak out on my mom’s behalf — and we need to talk to a lot of voters in the next few weeks.

It’s simple: the more people we talk to about why each of us so strongly supports my mom, the more people will get out and vote for her.

If you sign up today to make calls for as little as an hour a week, you can help us reach 1,000,000 voters over the phone before the next big contests.

Please help my mom — and all of us — win by signing up to call voters for her campaign!

It’s an amazing experience to meet so many people who are working so hard on my mom’s campaign and to meet so many more who want to get involved and make a difference in this critical moment.

In less than three weeks, we’re facing big races in states like Ohio and Texas. In fact, there are races all over the country where my mom needs help — and we have to contact a lot of voters in a very short time! I know so many of you have shown a ton of dedication to my mom since Super Tuesday, and I’m sure that working together we will have no problem making our 1,000,000 call goal!

Can you help out? I hope so! Sign up for as little as an hour of calls a week, and you can make a huge difference toward reaching all those people in the next three weeks.

Sign up now to help us call 1,000,000 people for my mom.

Thank you so much for all you’re doing to help my mom win!

Chelsea

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