DE Republicans you operate multiple PAC’s, please do not act like you are the victims!

I was reading a Delaware Online article this morning titled: Biden, Democrats pull out stops for state Senate race.  The Republicans and Copeland blasted the spending through the First State Strong PAC. He called the group “shadowy” noting that Delawareans won’t know who donated until next year. Please give me a break! I watched you guys during the last general election, the Republicans here in Delaware operate many “shadowy” third party PAC’s and used these PAC’s during the last general election. I saw the third party advertisers who sent multiple mailers out against former Sen. Blevins. Below are the third party PAC’s that are run by our local Republicans and used in the last Delaware election -lots of money here. You can view more of these PAC’s by clicking here.

 

 

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9 thoughts on “DE Republicans you operate multiple PAC’s, please do not act like you are the victims!

  1. Billy

    All of those donors were fully disclosed before the election and transparent — Lavelle is even the treasurer of his for FULL transparency. The difference is that these PACs run issue ads and Hansen’s PAC runs ads specifically attacking Marino without focusing on an issue. They are in violation of the law. Stay tuned. Even the partisan elections department can’t ignore this.

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      1. Billy

        You posted the 8 day report for Balance PAC above, which means that the donors were fully disclosed before the election. Will you be demanding the same of Hansen’s PAC?

        And again, the complaint here is not that the Democrsts are using PACs. The complaint is that they are doing g so illegally (coordinating while sending “express advocacy” mailers) and are not disclosing any details before the election.

        Dark money buying the election with no disclosure — where are all the Bernie people now? Over on Hypocrisy Hill?

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      2. Kim Williams - State Representative 19th District Post author

        § 8031 Special reports — Third-party advertisements.

        (a) Any person other than a candidate committee or political party who makes an expenditure for any third-party advertisement that causes the aggregate amount of expenditures for third-party advertisements made by such person to exceed $500 during an election period shall file a third-party advertisement report with the Commissioner. The report shall be filed under penalty of perjury and shall include the following:

        (1) The information required under § 8005(1) of this title with respect to the person making such expenditure;

        (2) The full name and mailing address of each person to whom any expenditure has been made by such person during the reporting period in an aggregate amount in excess of $100; the amount, date and purpose of each such expenditure; and the name of, and office sought by, each candidate on whose behalf such expenditure was made;

        (3) The full name and mailing address of each person who has made contributions to such person during the election period in an aggregate amount or value in excess of $100; the total of all contributions from such person during the election period, and the amount and date of all contributions from such person during the reporting period;

        (4) If a person who made a contribution under paragraph (a)(3) of this section is not an individual, the full name and mailing address of:

        a. Any person who, directly or otherwise, owns a legal or equitable interest of 50 percent or greater in such entity; and

        b. One responsible party, if the aggregate amount of contributions made by such entity during the election period exceeds $1,200; and

        (5) The aggregate amount of all contributions made to the person who made the expenditure.

        (b) For purposes of this section, a reporting period shall begin on the day after the previous reporting period under § 8030 of this title or this section, whichever is later. However, if the person making the expenditure hereunder was not previously required to file any reports during the election period under § 8030 of this title or this section, then the reporting period shall begin on the date the first contribution is received or expenditure made by or on behalf of such person in the current election period. A reporting period shall end on the date of the expenditure set forth in subsection (a) of this section.

        (c) Any person other than an individual that makes a contribution for which disclosure is required under paragraph (a)(3) of this section shall provide written notification in accordance with § 8012(e) of this title to the person filing the report hereunder. The person filing the report may rely on such notification, and should the notification provided by the representative of the entity be inaccurate or misleading, the person or persons responsible for the notification, and not the person filing the report, shall be liable therefor.

        (d) If the expenditure is made more than 30 days before a primary or special election or 60 days before a general election, the report required under this section shall be filed within 48 hours after such expenditure is made. If the expenditure is made 30 days or less before a primary or special election or 60 days or less before an election, such report shall be filed with the Commissioner within 24 hours after such expenditure is made. For purposes of this section, an expenditure shall be deemed to be made on the date it is paid or obligated, whichever is earlier.

        (e) The Commissioner shall adopt regulations exempting, to the extent possible, persons from reporting duplicative information under this chapter.

        (f) Persons required to file reports under this section shall retain complete records of all expenditures made and contributions received in connection herewith for 3 years following the election for which such report was filed.

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  2. Billy

    So you are okay with hundreds of thousands of dollars in secret money being used in violation of the law to elect someone to the General Assembly? Your support for Bernie’s agenda to get money out of politics just gets tossed aside when it’s your party and your union buddies benefiting?

    Good to know.

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