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Harry Reid's campaign money

Postby cartervj » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:55 pm

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/25/Harry-Reid-to-Return-Campaign-Funds-Paid-to-Granddaughter-for-Holiday-Gifts

Forced by the Federal Election Commission to explain where $17,000 from his campaign went, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged giving the money to his granddaughter for “holiday gifts” in late 2013, and finally reimbursed the money to his campaign. The FEC sent the treasurer for Friends of Harry Reid a letter asserting that the treasurer “must include a brief statement or description … to clarify the following description: ‘holiday gifts.’” Reid’s campaign operation had listed the “holiday gifts” as two separate payments to Ryan Elisabeth of Berkley, Calif., on Oct. 23, 2013. One payment amounted to $5,416.93; the other was $11,370.00.



I thought this kinda stuff was illegal??????

Lot's of Dems getting in trouble right now, the media rarely states their political side. :loll: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Harry Reid's campaign money

Postby SpinnerMan » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:15 am

I think this is actually very significant, but it will likely be totally ignored unless they have the figurative (or literal if you have the vocabulary of Joe Biden) blue dress that proves a crime was committed and cannot be refuted. However, crime or not, this shows so much of what is wrong with America. How do you deal with people that think like this?

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-harry-reid-refund-campaign-holiday-gifts-20140326,0,6045659.story?track=rss#axzz2xAjFNT8b

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to reimburse his campaign more than $16,000 for purchasing holiday gifts from his granddaughter's jewelry business.

The Federal Election Commission sent Reid’s campaign a letter last week asking it to provide more information about payments listed as “holiday gifts” on its 2013 year-end campaign finance report. The filing lists two payments in October 2013 to “Ryan Elisabeth” totaling $16,786.93.

A Reid aide confirmed that "Ryan Elisabeth" is the name of a company owned by his granddaughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid. The aide described the gifts as trinkets — coasters, picture frames, jewelry — valued at about $50 each. The aide said they were distributed to a large number of supporters and staff members.

According to Reid’s campaign, the spending is in compliance with FEC regulations. Federal election rules permit campaigns to distribute gifts of “nominal value.” Still, Reid said in a statement Tuesday that he would personally refund the campaign for the expenditures.

How ethically corrupt do you have to be to think that using campaign money to buy gifts from a relative doesn't raise big ethical red flags? Who needs a law or regulation to prohibit this? Simply being an ethical person trying to avoid the appearance of impropriety should be sufficient.

Current ethical standards in much of America.
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Re: Harry Reid's campaign money

Postby ScaupHunter » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:26 am

Why do you think the D's and many R's now push for little to no punishment for crimes? They want to have free reign to do whatever they want. If we can't punish a murderer or a rapist how can we hold a Senator accountable for his transgressions?
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Re: Harry Reid's campaign money

Postby SpinnerMan » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:38 am

This is not some back bench, nobody ever heard of Representative of some dysfunctional part of the country. This is the person the Democrats in the U.S. have chosen to be their leader. He is one of the people in the U.S. that should be expected to uphold the highest ethical standards. Probably the only person that should be held to higher standards is the President, but both should be held to very high standards.

There is not a dispute here as to whether or not he used campaign money to buy gifts from a relative. This is not being accused. This is not disputed. Just before the liberals head down the two wrongs make a right path of accusing Republicans of ethical breaches, which only proves that more politicians need to lose their position of trust when their judgment is prove that it cannot be trusted.

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If you expect them to use that great power for the benefit of segments of society, well then great responsibility is an impediment to using that power for personal benefit.
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Re: Harry Reid's campaign money

Postby cartervj » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:45 pm

Imagine it's March 2006, some eight months before the midterm elections in an unpopular President Bush's second term, and the Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) has this nasty habit of running afoul of the Federal Election Commission over pricey gifts for campaign donors. The media would most certainly have a field day with the revelations.

But alas, it's March 2014 and it's Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and President Obama's Senate majority on the line. Here's Rebecca Shabad of TheHill.com with details (emphasis mine):

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The amount Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to reimburse his reelection campaign jumped from about $16,000 to at least $31,000, according to reports.
On Tuesday, Nevada journalist Jon Ralston reported that 2016 campaign funds were given to Reid’s granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, which she used to buy gifts for donors.
The younger Reid sells jewelry in Berkley, Calif.
In the initial report, Ralston reported that the amount was more than $16,000.
On Wednesday night, he discovered Reid’s campaign paid his granddaughter at least $14,000 more in 2012, bringing the total to about $31,000.
Reid said in a statement, after the initial report, that he would reimburse the campaign for the amount spent on thank-you gifts made by his granddaughter.
Asked about the additional expenditures on Wednesday, Reid reiterated to Ralston that he would reimburse the campaign, and said his granddaughter was being harassed.
“My granddaughter has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down and knocking on her door, and negative, unwanted attention on the Internet. This has gone too far and it needs to stop now. I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough,” Reid said, according to Ralston.
Last Friday, the Federal Election Committee sent a letter to Reid asking him to explain the expenditures from a 2013 campaign filing.
“Itemized disbursements must include a brief statement of description of why each disbursement was made,” the letter said.
Reid is not up for reelection until 2016, but announced he began planning for another campaign last October.
A search of Nexis yielded no stories on the Big Three networks about the initial FEC letter. Likewise a search of the Nexis database found squat in both the New York Times -- you know, the "all the news that's fit to print" guys -- and the Washington Post, the paper of record for the nation's capital.

We don't anticipate any significant interest by the media in this new development, even with the juicy angle that this sort of dirty dealing is a family affair in the Reid household.



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