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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Dean: Skullduggery!

According to AP, Democratic party chairman Howard Dean told a student audience in Miami that "some skulduggery in Washington" improperly led to Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett's decision to end his bid for the U.S. Senate.


Skullduggery or skulduggery. n. sneaky, dishonest behavior; trickery.
(Webster's New World College Dictionary)

So was skullduggery going on?

Hackett told Enquirer reporter Howard Wilkinson that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who is chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and other Democratic elected officials called potential campaign donors and asking them not to give to the Hackett campaign.

"I know there were calls to potential donors; people told me," Hackett said. "But that's OK. This is a big boy's game. I'm not crying in my soup over it."


According to Federal Election Commission regulations and an advisory opinion that FEC Chairman Michael Toner concurred with, it's actually illegal to use FEC reports to get names of donors so you can call them up and harass them or solicit them for donations in other campaigns. If Schumer or other officials used FEC reports to call donors, they could have violated the law.

DSCC: No skullduggery.

DSCC spokesman Phil Singer sent out this statement yesterday: "Neither the DSCC nor Senator Schumer reached out to donors to ask them to take sides in this race. Paul Hackett’s statesman-like decision will help us win one of the most important Senate races in the nation."


at 8:05 AM, February 16, 2006 Anonymous DC said...

Just another reason why Howie is a moron who is not qualified for the job. The leader of the party should be working to win elections, not making statements taht hurt the party.

Maybe Howie and "The Hack" can go out hunting together and pull a Cheney.

at 8:52 PM, February 16, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mulon Rulon why are you so hypocritical.

Why didn't you and your wrong wing cronies at the Enqueer report on the misleading and illegally deceptive judicial candidate advertising which ran in your own rag.

KKKKorte certainly attempted to bring Mallory on the carpet for deceptive endorsement and found none, although he did quote the Ohio Supreme Court Ruling regarding FOP endorsements. The same deceiving and misleading endorsements for which your rag accepted money for and refused to report on their illegality. The wrong wing rag lacks credibility !

Report about those deceptive and illegally misleading FOP endorsements of the wrong wing municipal judicial candidates.

Republican Truth

Maybe, because you are interested in the money more than the law.

You do not have any evidence that anybody used FEC lists for what you infer.

Maybe you should look into which websites the local wrong wing gets their information. We know !

How about that "Schmidt" about running a campaign out of a congressional office ?

"Charges Foster Kane" certainly has your number !!!

How about the FBI probes into the wrong wing cronies in county employment.

at 4:00 AM, February 17, 2006 Blogger JenJen said...

No, no skullduggery at all.

Nothing to see here.


at 4:01 AM, February 17, 2006 Blogger JenJen said...

No, no "skullduggery" at all.

Nothing to see here.

Nothing at all. Seriously. Move on, folks. I mean it. C'mon now...


at 1:32 PM, February 17, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is disheartening that the powers to be did Hacket the way they did.

Sherrod Brown after refusing to run should have lived up to his word, period.

I'm a yellow dog, but, Guess what ?

DeWine will get my vote over this one !


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