This video is worth watching for all of those who are interested in following the ongoing tale of Michele Bachmann exploits. At the heart of the issue this time is campaign contributions she received from Frank Vennes Jr . Following these contributions, she requested that President Bush include Mr. Vennes in his late pardons. Unfortunately, Mr. Vennes was caught up in a Peder ponzi scheme around the same time. So no pardon and Representative Bauchmann attempted to pass the money or at least part of it on to Minnesota Teen Challenge. They said thanks but no thanks. " We didn’t want to be involved if it was dirty money,” said Rich Scherber, executive director of Minnesota Teen Challenge.
This smells bad. On top of everything, she failed to report the money being returned to her campaign until her first quarter 2009 campaign filing, a possible violation of Federal Election Commission rules. Maybe with her no earmarks pledge she should also refuse political favor money. Oh, and maybe don’t try to pass it off to others either.
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