Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More Democratic Corruption in Michigan

The full story is here...but this beginning of the Free Press article sums it up nicely:

LANSING -- The campaign fund of former Democratic state Sen. Mark Schauer of Battle Creek is paying the state $208,250 for improperly donating money to help elect Democrats to the Senate in 2006.

It is the largest fine for a campaign finance violation ever levied by the Secretary of State's Office.

Schauer was elected to the U.S. House last November.

Schauer's campaign committee admitted giving more than the allowable $20,000 per individual to the Senate Democratic Fund during the 2006 election campaign, according to an agreement with Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.

3 comments:

Daniel Miller said...

Ken, I just ran across your blog. Interesting that I just posted the same thing you did about Mark Shauer. I'd love to exchange links! Let me know what you think. My site is www.FrontLinesBlog.com.

The blogprof said...

Is anyone really shocked by this??? Par for the course...

RightMichigan.com said...

The only thing that shocks me is how little Schauer was fined. He basically admitted to 22 violations that each carried with them maximum penalties of 90 days in JAIL.

And he gets a few thousand bucks in fines?

Oh. Look out. THERE'S a deterrent.

--Nick
www.RightMichigan.com