‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).
“You can lead a horse to water, but it is probably crowded with all those people you taught to fish.”
There must be some ethical Republicans but when we see silly attacks like the one noted in this thread on Maine legislature candidate Colleen Lachowicz and then read about yet another Republican actually violating the law during this campaign year, I wonder why the Republicans with ethics are so unwilling to denounce their bad compatriots. (see last sentence, the one bolded)
from the Portland (ME) Press-Herald
That bolded bit reminds me of something . . . hmmm, what was it? Oh yeah, SEC filings that identified Romney as "Chairman, CEO and sole stock-holder" of some company that he supposedly had left years earlier.While the Maine political world was having fun with a legislative candidate who lives an active fantasy life in the online game "World of Warcraft," another legislative candidate has been charged with something much less funny.
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But in Senate District 32, Republican incumbent Nichi Farnham is accused of being the beneficiary of $73,000 in negative ads against her opponent from a political action committee that Farnham controls. The problem is that as a Clean Election candidate, she is not permitted to raise outside funds for her campaign. Democrats have filed a formal complaint and are preparing to ask the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices to hold an immediate hearing on the issue. Out of fairness to the Democrats, Farnham and the people of the district, it's the only fair thing to do.
Due to an unfortunate loophole in the Clean Election Act, Farnham is allowed to raise money through a leadership PAC, even though as a publicly funded candidate, she is not supposed to spend it on her own race. Republican officials say she had no knowledge of the expenditure, but the PAC's filing identifies her as one of two "primary fundraisers and decision makers."
Update:Later, James Cote, a consultant for the Maine Senate Republican Majority PAC, issued a statement saying that Farnham's involvement with the group was an "administrative error." Cote said he had documents to prove that Farnham was not involved with the PAC.
Last edited by Somerville; 10-07-12 at 09:12 AM. Reason: UPDATE
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Sean Smith died in the Bengazi attack, I knew him as Vile Rat a top person in Goonswarm Federation, I never liked the goons back when we were.both in delve I had plenty of run ins with them, but Sean Smith was a loyal soldier for this country who died fighting terrorists in Libya but go ahead attack him for playing video games, he did more for this country than any of us ever did.