Do you check that box on your tax return to dedicate funds to the Presidential campaign? Okay, you probably don’t, but I guess a lot of folks do. Maybe after reading this report from the ABC affiliate in Raleigh, NC, they will think again:
Former presidential candidate John Edwards still has nearly $4 million in the account he set up when he made his 2008 run for the White House.
It includes federal matching money and donations from contributors. An I-Team review of records shows the campaign has not returned those millions to contributors or the federal Presidential Election Campaign Fund.
And, even though he ended his campaign for president nearly three years ago, records show public money still pays the salaries of some on Edwards’ staff, and more is going for lawyers and travel expenses.
That’s at the same time a federal grand jury in Raleigh investigates the Edwards’ 2008 campaign finances.
Records show the campaign is currently spending between $50,000 and $90,000 a month.
You can read on at the link or watch below for more of the ugly details. This ought to inspire a lot more investigations into former candidates who walked away with a lot of money in their campaign funds.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online