I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Take note that again, the left is okay with breaking the law and doing dishonest things because things are too important. Someone has to stop Walker and the Republicans they feel!
Also, please note how helpful and useful the GAB is.
We really need to do away of the GAB. I myself have gotten nowhere in the past with them on local election issues, remember spring 2010 elections?
Pasch faces bribery and other campaign violation accusations
MADISON — One week before election day, things are heating up in the hotly contested 8th Senate District recall race, where Democratic challenger state Rep. Sandy Pasch faces serious allegations of campaign wrongdoing.
The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed formal verified complaints on behalf of state Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, with Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board, accusing Pasch of illegal coordination and election bribery. The allegations stem from the
The GOP alleges possible collusion between Pasch and Citizen Action of
More alarming, said Darling’s campaign manager Andrew Davis, is the allegation that the
“We’re accusing them (Citizen Action of
The Government Accountability Board, state’s election agency, could not be reached for comment.
David Kreisman, Pasch’s campaign manager, did not return a call and and an email request from
Gillian Morris, spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, said that while Pasch is a member of the Citizen Action board, she has had no involvement in the board’s campaign strategy or planning.
“This is a desperate and laughable attempt to attack her,” Morris told
The most recent polls show Darling slightly ahead of Pasch, but the margin of error put the race at a statistical dead heat.
Morris said the Republicans and the Darling camp have made all kinds “absurd charges, but that doesn’t mean they’re true.” She said she did not know whether Pasch’s treasurer is a member or involved with Citizen Action.
“We found that very hard to believe, and insulting to all of our intelligences,”
“In recent weeks, Citizen Action has taken an unusual interest in attacking Alberta Darling, with nearly identical messaging as the Pasch campaign,” said Stephan Thompson, executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in a statement on the organization’s website. “We feel that it is only prudent to ensure that these circumstances are uncanny coincidences, not the result of illegal activity on the part of the Pasch campaign.”
The Pasch campaign, meanwhile, is being dogged by food-and-rides-for-votes allegations, stemming from weekend “block parties” in
Local law enforcement officials reportedly were looking into the matter.
The charge is that at least five parties sponsored by Wisconsin Jobs Now, a coalition of big unions and community organizers that bills itself as nonpartisan, provided free food, prizes, school backpack giveaways, even face-painting for kids. Then the block parties hit the road, with free rides to
The Democratic Party’s Morris said
The block parties “are part of the independent expenditure side of the structure, therefore neither Sandy or the party or anyone else from the campaign has any involvement in that and any claims that Sandy has any involvement in that is blatantly false,” Morris said.
The organization did not return a request for an interview.
“A few hundred votes will decide good jobs vs. no jobs, good schools vs. bad schools, a future with a chance or one even worse than now,” the group’s site implores. “We cannot remain silent. They’re expecting us to stay home.”
Darling’s supporters and the GOP in general would argue Walker’s budget and programs have put the state back on the path of a brighter future, and they would point to the nearly 40,000 jobs created on the governor’s watch as strong evidence.
Reid Magney, spokesman for the Government Accountability Board, could not be reached for comment late Tuesday afternoon, but he earlier told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that under state election law, it is legal to offer rides to the polls or free food at “block parties” to talk about issues, but not at the same event.