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Sat Apr 30, 2016, 09:58 AM

 

Old Towne Media, LLC: Buying a Political Revolution (HRC GROUP)

https://medium.com/VonEbsy/old-towne-media-llc-buying-a-political-revolution-40cbac5cb4c3#.fp81cktx7

Long and convoluted story:

https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/701506056548196356?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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Sanders' filings have a listing for "Old Towne Media," which received more than $10 mill for what appears to be ad buying. No idea who owns the firm and email to Sanders team has gone unanswered. Sanders' ad - maker is Tad Devine, with different firm


There have been questions sporadically raised about Old Towne Media LLC(OTM), presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ primary ad-buying agency.
As of the most recent filing month, Sanders’ campaign committee, Bernie 2016, has purchased a total of $44,428,881.00 through OTM, and after what will likely be massive disbursements this month, that number will rise dramatically.
It is not unusual for a candidate to purchase their ads through an ad agency. In fact, this is standard practice — fellow contender Hillary Clinton utilizes ad giant GMMB.

What is unusual is that no one seems to know who Old Towne Media is and how a totally unknown firm came into possession of the most lucrative account in presidential politics. They have, almost overnight, become, per opensecrets.org, one of the largest vendors this cycle.

(A note on LLCs: they are perfectly legal business entities, and are often used as passthrough entities that are not subject to taxation like corporations would be.)
So, Who Exactly is Behind Old Towne Media, LLC?


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https://medium.com/VonEbsy/old-towne-media-llc-buying-a-political-revolution-40cbac5cb4c3#.yagm33i5m
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Reply Old Towne Media, LLC: Buying a Political Revolution (HRC GROUP) (Original post)
Her Sister Apr 2016 OP
leftofcool Apr 2016 #1
Her Sister Apr 2016 #3
kjones Apr 2016 #6
Her Sister Apr 2016 #7
kjones Apr 2016 #8
imaginary girl Apr 2016 #5
jmowreader Apr 2016 #11
sufrommich Apr 2016 #2
Gman Apr 2016 #4
LiberalFighter Apr 2016 #9
NastyRiffraff Apr 2016 #10

Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:11 AM

1. I think this is they.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:15 AM

3. From the story there seems to be some weird connections

 

A key person using married last name instead of maiden name in a way that .....

Thanks for that link!

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:28 PM

6. What do you mean?

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Response to kjones (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:33 PM

7. I don't mean anything. It's in the article/link.

 

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:53 PM

8. Ah, followed the wrong link. nt

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:08 PM

5. Not same name or address

The one in the story is from VA and is an LLC. The CO one is an Inc (at least according to their web address.)

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 05:16 PM

11. It's a different agency from the one Bernie's using

Yours is a local advertising agency in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bernie's is a television media buyer in Virginia.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:13 AM

2. That's pretty weird. Maybe an attempt by

Tad Devine to avoid taxes?

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:16 AM

4. Could be nothing

Or it could be a campaign killing scandal. And I have concerns about Jane Sanders. Chiefly, what's the story beside the media story of her leaving that college she headed. I have an inkling she's really not a nice person.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:36 PM

9. Jane Sanders

A LexisNexus search also turned up a Roll Call article from 2006 in which then-Representative Sanders’ Republican opponent makes allegations of corruption involving Jane Sanders compensation in previous political campaigns. Abar Hutton is named as the agency with which Jane Sanders placed an ad through. Barbara Abar’s name has also appeared on ad buys for Old Towne Media, LLC this cycle.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 04:28 PM

10. I think this might be it:

http://www.manta.com/c/mb08bc2/olde-towne-media-l-l-c

Florida communications company, principal is Thomas Driscoll. 1-4 employees. I couldn't find a web site.

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