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Biden routes campaign cash to family, their firms

 
 
Woiyo9
 
Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 01:51 pm
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. has paid more than $2 million in campaign cash to his family members, their businesses and employers over the years, a practice that watchdogs criticize as rife with potential conflicts of interest.

Getty Images FAMILY: Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s son, Hunter Biden, was at a campaign stop with his father in December. The candidate's sister, Valerie Biden Owens, is his longtime campaign manager.

The money largely flowed from the coffers of Mr. Biden's failed presidential campaign during the past two years to a company that employs his sister and longtime campaign manager, Valerie Biden Owens, according to campaign disclosure filings.

The senator from Delaware also directed campaign legal work to a Washington lobbying and law firm founded by his son R. Hunter Biden, the disclosures show.

Putting family members and their companies on the political payroll is legal if the work is legitimate and charged at market rates, according to the Federal Election Commission. Still, public watchdog groups have long criticized such arrangements.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/15/biden-routes-campaign-cash-to-family-their-firms/
 
parados
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 02:09 pm
@Woiyo9,
Quote:
Putting family members and their companies on the political payroll is legal if the work is legitimate and charged at market rates, according to the Federal Election Commission.
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 02:18 pm
@parados,
Still, public watchdog groups have long criticized such arrangements.
DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2008 06:34 pm
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

Still, public watchdog groups have long criticized such arrangements.


you can find a "watchdog" group that complains about just about anything.

the arrangement is legal.

yet another non-event...
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