Friday, May 26, 2006

Vernon Robinson, The FEC and Me

I recently asked at the end of this post if a little FEC investigation was in order for Vernon Robinson and his campaign finance reports. I decided to take the matter up myself. The following document is my letter of complaint to the FEC. In it, I ask them to look into the numbers of 10 contributors who all gave over the legal amount and were all marked for primary funds on their FEC filings.

I received the following response from the FEC the other day:

The FEC also has two request for additional information documents at their site here, both dated 5/18/06. I am pretty sure it is in response to my letter, but I am not certain. The tone of the letter is one that asks for cooperation, but states on page 3, "The acceptance of excessive contributions is a serious problem. Again, the committee's procedures for processing contributions should be examined and corrected in order to avoid this problem. Although the Commission may take further legal action, prompt action by you to refund, redesignate, and/or reattribute the excessive amount will be taken into consideration."

So, Vernon needs to refund a whole lot of money he collected illegally, and he may still be fined on top of that. If they are looking at Robinson's past history with FEC regulations, it probably doesn't bode well for him. Past history here (look at#7).

My whole point of this and my other attacks on Robinson for Congress is, why would you vote for someone who wants to go to Washington and make laws, yet in the campaign stage can not follow the existing laws themselves? I guess you would vote for him if you wanted more Tom Delay and all the other corruption and scandal in DC.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Rep Mel Watt One of Six Congressmen Arrested

Story at Yahoo from Reuters.

Friday, May 05, 2006

A Politician Who Gets It

Rep Brad Miller (Dem-NC 13th District) has been posting at Daily Kos. Here is his latest post, answering the crazy, wingnut allegations that Vernon "I'm crazier then batshit" Robinson has put out in campaign fliers. The allegation about a supposed gay love between Kos and Miller. Of course Vernon has no one check the fact that Rep Miller is married and has been for a long time.
What is even better then the post is the comments.

Rep Miller gets it. Not only does he post, but he comments as well.

Vernon won his primary with a whopping 741 votes. His finances are doing well according to Ed Cone. Click the link in Ed's post to the 104 contributors. It seems, by the totals and dates listed, several people are contributing more then the $2100 limit per election cycle. Maybe a little FEC investigation is in order? After all it wouldn't be the first fine Vernon Robinson has received from the FEC. This says a lot. A man who wants to go to Washington to make laws, yet can't follow them on the way there. More to come on this....
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