Wednesday, September 30, 2009

OMG!!! Fundraising outside of one's Congressional District!!!

I must say, I was a bit surprised when I saw that Luke Hellier was the newest passenger on the sinking GOP training vessel, the TV MDE.

His first REAL post at MDE is...well...about what one would expect from a former paid Bachmann staffer.


Are Minnetonka and Lake Minnetonka in the 6th?

Were they in 2006?

Bachmann sure spent a lot of time down there hunting for cash with Dick Cheney and Laura Bush.

In all fairness though, where else would Congresswoman Bachmann raise money? Seriously, since she spends more time being the Conservative media darling and pimpin herself out to various groups around the country, encouraging people to slit their wrists, WHERE ELSE would Bachmann raise money?

On another fundraising note...

How bad are things for Bachmann when she has to have Norm Coleman author a fundraising letter? Is she trying to dig her roots into the David Vitter, Larry Craig, Mark Sanford, and John Ensign side of the party?

Surely she's just trying to cover both sides of the marriage community...

So, Blueman openly welcomes Luke Hellier back to the blogging community!

While it would be nice to stop our staged outrage at simple fundraisers in St Paul and other scary locations outside of the 6th, I doubt that will happen anytime soon.


taxpaying liberal said...

Dday and I went last night and it was great. St. Paul has the best watering holes. I saw a lot of old friends there and I can't remember having a better time at a campaign event.

eric zaetsch said...

"In all fairness though, where else would Congresswoman Bachmann raise money?"

Wall Street.

She's licked and kissed, while on the House Financial Services Committee.

They've table scraps.

eric zaetsch said...

What's the date and context of that FEC item you link to? I am curious because of this line item:

Council for National Policy
1420 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Seminar 400.00

How is that a campaign expense and not a personal one. Isn't misuse of campaign funds for personal consumption a violation of rules?

How long ago was this? What was the seminar? How could it be a campaign expense? What's up?

That operation looks as if it might be holding itself out as an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity:

Then the Wikipedia entry SAYS "The CNP describes itself as "an educational foundation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code." This link:

How can that coexist with Michele Bachmann using campaign funds - political funds as if it is a political operation - for attending?

Somebody should nail that down, especially if the FEC reporting is recent, or that kind of "disbursement" appears with regularity.