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Sat Feb 4, 2012, 07:46 PM

Oregon Republican who ran against Sen. Ron Wyden in 2010 busted for election law violations

Busted! Jim Huffman to pay $30k fine for violating federal election laws

http://www.blueoregon.com/2012/02/busted-jim-huffman-pay-30k-fine-violating-federal-election-laws/

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It was one of the strange little mysteries of the 2010 election cycle. Jim Huffman, the law professor and GOP opponent of Senator Ron Wyden, disclosed in his quarterly reports that he'd loaned a total of $1.35 million to his campaign.

The only problem? Previous disclosures had listed his total non-home assets as between $500k and $1m, and he didn't disclose a loan against his house. So, where did the money come from?

Now, we know. As we all suspected, it was from his wife, Leslie Spencer. And because their assets were not jointly held, a contribution or a loan from her in excess of $2400 is illegal. So, the DPO filed a complaint.

And now, Huffman has been fined $29,900 by the Federal Elections Commission (pdf). The FEC noted that Huffman "reported the receipt of six loans from Huffman’s personal funds that were not from his personal funds because, based on Huffman’s personal financial disclosure statement, Huffman did not have sufficient personal funds to make the loans." </snip>

Republicans in this state whine and whine they just can't catch a break and win just one election here. Besides in freaking Klamath Falls or Roseburg or Molalla or some such backwater place.

Hey Oregon GOP!

It's because you don't deserve a break because you're a bunch of crooks and tax cheats! And most people know it. The only ones who don't listen to Limbaugh and Hannity and Lars Larson.

Good luck in November. You're gonna need it.

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stevedeshazer Feb 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2012 #1
stevedeshazer Feb 2012 #3
Firebrand Gary Feb 2012 #2
stevedeshazer Feb 2012 #4
Sanity Claws Feb 2012 #5
stevedeshazer Feb 2012 #6

Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 07:48 PM

1. But...but...don't you know?

Laws are for little people.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 07:52 PM

3. True, but us little people are getting bigger!

As long as we still have the intertubes thing. Makes it hrader for them to hide and easier for us to make them squirm.

C ya Peggy!

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 07:51 PM

2. This is now a trend.

Hopefully Rachel will pick this up.

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Response to Firebrand Gary (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 08:00 PM

4. I'm losing track of all the Republicans who are in hot water in the last couple of weeks.

There are so many of them that I get confused and start conflating them with one another so that my brain just thinks,

"Generic Republican = Lying Crook".

If more Americans see this obvious trend, the better off we all are.

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Response to stevedeshazer (Original post)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 08:25 PM

5. Oregon is a community property state

It seems that what is labeled the wife's property may have been community assets and disclosed in the first place.
Of course, it is possible that the property was her separate property but I wouldn't assume that.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 08:32 PM

6. The link says their assets were not jointly held.

I'm not an attorney or even related to one, but it seems that would make a difference.

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