Saturday, October 25, 2008

Audacity: Democrats Accuse McCain of Fundraising Violations

These people are absolutely shameless. As Barack Obama amasses megamillions in bogus credit card donations, the Democrats have the temerity to accuse John McCain of fundraising violations.

And thanks to a compliant media completely in the tank, they get away with it.
The Democratic Party plans to file a complaint with federal regulators that accuses Republican John McCain's presidential campaign of various violations of campaign finance law.

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission to be submitted Monday, the Democratic National Committee alleges McCain has received donations from 6,653 individuals who exceeded the legal $2,300 limit by at least $1,000 and 23 donation in excess of $50 from anonymous donors. The DNC cited one donor who appeared to have given more than $56,000.

The complaint is based in part on data that the McCain campaign provides on its Web site — an extra step of disclosure not required by election laws. The campaign of Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, does not disclose as much information about its donors as McCain does. Obama only reports the identities of donors who give $200 or more — the legal requirement.

The McCain campaign said Sunday that transactions on its Web site are only updated monthly and do not necessarily reflect corrections that the campaign routinely undertakes.
Of course, this will now probably dominate the news cycle for the rest of the weekend.

These people are just contemptible.
"This is a joke, a sad publicity stunt to divert attention from the recent controversies surrounding Barack Obama's shady fundraising practices, and his campaign's complete refusal to disclose the sources of hundreds of millions of his contributions," McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said. "Obviously all of our fundraising strictly follows all campaign finance regulations, which provide for 60 days to reconcile all contributions."

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