Friday, October 29, 2010

Trouble in democrat city: Moxie Media mogul looking at prosecution.

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As I brought to you here, a leftist consultant working for Moxie Media, one Lisa MacLean, allegedly conspired with union thugs to take out a sitting DEMOCRAT state senator, one Senator Jean Berkey, who wasn't fringe-left enough for the thugs who gamed the system to take her out.

Part of that involved doing what amounted to anonymous independent expenditures that supported the REPUBLICAN candidate in the 38th District around Everett. Ultimately, that was successful, as Berkey came in 3rd, out of the running for the general.

But there's a price to pay and possible the overturning of the primary might be a part of that.

Wash. AG asked to prosecute political strategist

The state Public Disclosure Commission is asking Attorney General Rob McKenna to prosecute a liberal political strategist accused of failing to disclose who paid for mailers that attacked a Democratic state senator in the primary.


The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. —

The state Public Disclosure Commission is asking Attorney General Rob McKenna to prosecute a liberal political strategist accused of failing to disclose who paid for mailers that attacked a Democratic state senator in the primary.

On a 3-0 vote Thursday, the commission rejected a deal with Lisa MacLean of Moxie Media that would have involved her paying $30,000 in fines and agreeing she violated campaign contribution laws. The agency is instead asking McKenna to bring a civil claim against MacLean.

PDC spokeswoman Lori Anderson said that Commissioner Jane Noland specifically asked that McKenna "explore all remedies" including those available under a state statute that sets out when a court can overturn an election.

MacLean did not respond Thursday to phone or e-mail messages seeking comment.

An initial report issued by PDC staff last week said MacLean schemed to conceal donors for the mailers that urged voters to support a conservative candidate over Sen. Jean Berkey in August's primary.

The report also found that actions by MacLean and others involved with two political action committees she created may have violated several provisions of state election law.

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While not surprising that they do this sort of thing, it is surprising how incompetent they were in pulling it off. With unlimited amounts of money, you'd think they'd be a little more circumspect.
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You know... like the Senate GOP trying to dump Pam Roach by helping to try and elect a sex offender? Like that?
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1 comment:

Lew Waters said...

I wonder what they would find if they dug deep into the princess and the doughboy?