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  •  thanks for the link, sounds like another (0+ / 0-)

    Front Group;

    or PAC gone wild.

    During this election cycle, the Tea Party Express has spent nearly $1 million in Nevada alone — $547,000 to support Sharron Angle, the Republican Senate candidate, and $385,000 in opposing Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic leader. In Massachusetts, the group spent nearly $350,000 to back Scott Brown, now the state’s Republican senator.
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    Political action committees must spend money to make money, typically hiring staff members from the organizers who created the group. But it is less common for them to funnel most of their outside spending through a vendor controlled by a committee executive, as Mr. Russo has done.

    Such a practice, while legal, can create a question about whether the committee — and its donors — are getting a fair price for goods and services


    Who is Sal Russo?

    In the days leading up to the Delaware primary, Sal Russo hosted a radio fund-raiser, organized a political rally and pressed the case with reporters that Christine O’Donnell was the Tea Party’s choice for the United States Senate. He also set off what he calls a "money bomb," pouring at least $250,000 into television and other advertisements promoting the little-known candidate.

    Sounds like one of the wizards, behind the instant rise of O'Donnell.

    The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

    by jamess on Sun Sep 19, 2010 at 09:24:18 AM PDT

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    •  one of the more interesting things in the (1+ / 0-)
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      article for me is that Russo was being praised as an entrepreneur finding ways to make money for himself and his company out of skewing the vote in other states.

      It is time to re-visit campaign financing again obviously. Don't look for McCain to spearhead it this time though, it works too well for republicans.

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