An out-of-nowhere 2012 Democratic Congressional candidate with ties to former Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) is scheduled to be hit with federal charges on Friday, according to The Miami Herald.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Meet "Person F."
In the real world, Person F has a real name, a real job, a real life. But in court papers filed over the past week, detailing the charges against former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), Person F is simply Person F.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Update: February 20, 2013, 6:03 PM
The elk heads did him in.
On the same day that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the misuse of around $750,000 in campaign funds, prosecutors filed court papers offering more details about what the couple spent all that money on.
And from the looks of it, a couple of elk heads led to the downfall of the Illinois lawmaker who was once seen as a rising political star.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) pleaded guilty Wednesday in a federal courtroom in Washington D.C. to charges stemming from his misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds.
"For years I lived off my campaign,"Jackson Jr. told the court, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. "I used money that should have been for campaign purposes for personal purposes."
Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod took to Twitter on Wednesday to call for an end to the "SuperPac and faux SuperPac game," and proposing a campaign finance system where fully-disclosed funds go straight to candidates as an alternative.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
David Gill, an emergency room physician, ran for Congress as a Democrat in Illinois' 13th District last year. Gill's platform included ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, eliminating subsidies for oil companies, defending gun rights in Congress, and reining in "profiteering" in health care. In the weeks leading up to Election Day, a dark money group called the American Action Network spent more than $1 million on negative ads opposing Gill. On Election Day, Gill lost to his opponent, Republican Rodney Davis, by .3 percent of the vote.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)