Breaking: More Evidence of Illegal ‘Cash for Vote’ Operation by Cochran Campaign Piles Up

A Time For Choosing


Cochran campaign Director of Operations Amanda Shook enjoys some down time in the Dominican Republic between illegal vote buying schemes in Mississippi

By Gary P Jackson

Intrepid journalist Charles C Johnson has uncovered even more evidence of voter fraud and vote buying by the Cochran campaign:

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Cochran campaign staffer Amanda Shook was illegally reimbursed for over $40,000 cash in walking around money during the Republican primary, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. The payments are described as “Reimbursed ExpensesCampaign Walkers.”

Regulation 11 CFR 116.5 expressly defines funds advanced by campaign staff for any reason other than travel or subsistence as a loan. It is illegal under FEC rules to loan money to a campaign in excess of the contribution limit of $2,600. “[I]f your loan exceeds the limits, it is an illegal contribution, even if it is later repaid in…

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