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Campaign Violations Catch Up to Biden

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Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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Biden pulled out of the race in January 2008 after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses.

Joe Biden’s verbal gaffes are numerous, and so are his campaign violations. The 2008 Biden for President campaign committee owes the Treasury Department more than $219,000 for accepting excessive contributions and other infractions in his bid for the Democratic nomination.

The New York Times:

The Biden for President campaign committee owes the Treasury more than $219,000 because it accepted excessive campaign contributions and understated the value of a trip taken on a private plane in the 2008 campaign, the Federal Election Commission said in a new report.

Auditors from the agency found numerous violations of campaign finance rules by the committee that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. used in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Mr. Biden’s press secretary, Elizabeth Alexander, said Saturday that he would pay the amount owed.

The report paints a picture of sloppy bookkeeping by Mr. Biden’s campaign. But aides to the vice president said the errors were relatively minor. The excess contributions were less than 1 percent of the total raised by the campaign, they said.

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rico, suave's avatar

By rico, suave, July 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm Link to this comment

Knopfler:

Excellent!

I hope abuse is piled as high on Joe as if this were Cheney’s deeds.
(I hate the syntax of that sentence, but I’m half in the bag.)

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By Peter Knopfler, July 18, 2010 at 10:01 am Link to this comment

BIG BAD JOE,
is this nit-picking,
perfectionism is not Joe`s best suit.
Just another way to discredit the Obama administration.
i think there is enough on Obama`s plate,
that Joe is small potatoes, small fry,
and He can always show His Birth Certificate
and high School Diploma,
So rack them up Joe,
One for the road Joe,
Look at Secretary Treasurer, TIM GoldSacBoy,
didn`t pay his taxes,
so they gave him the Treasury job,
How You Like Them Apples!

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