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Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: BroadStreet ()
Date: February 07, 2014 09:49AM

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe rerouted funds for inaugural
Legislature banned uses for politics

The Washington Times

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe overpaid for what aides said was rental of email lists for his inauguration, according to people familiar with campaign financing tactics.



Terry McAuliffe Moved Inaugural Money

The Virginia legislature years ago banned governors from donating excess inauguration funds to political causes, but that hasn’t stopped Gov. Terry McAuliffe from finding a way to route $211,000 from his inaugural fund back to his election campaign and the Virginia Democratic Party, disclosure records show.

Mr. McAuliffe’s aides say the two $78,000 checks his inaugural committee sent to his campaign committee along with a $55,000 check to the state Democratic Party were expenditures for the rental of email lists. But campaign finance analysts told The Washington Times that the costs of the email rentals appeared to be exorbitant, and critics suggest the transactions look like an end run around the state prohibition.

Full story here:



http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/5/mcauliffe-rerouted-funds-for-inaugural/

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: HePku ()
Date: February 07, 2014 09:54AM

We replaced one criminal for another. When will it all end?

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 10:09AM

Nope, sorry, try again. He signed an executive order outlawing his administration from accepting bribes our former Republicans were addicted to.

This is a joke of a story.

"According to Washington Times Analysts" these are exorbitant expenditures for e-mail lists.

So the biased newspaper itself are the experts making the allegations?

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Liberal Logic 005 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 10:28AM

At least Tmac is consistent. Who wants to start taking bets on how money months hell actually get through before resigning or being dragged out in handcuffs?

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 10:48AM

In violation of his own executive order? lol. McAullife wants political success. He's got money.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: ColumnNo.4. ()
Date: February 07, 2014 10:50AM

At least with McDonnell he started honest then turned into a crook. Fast Terry was always a crook. Shame Democrats, shame.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: USAGuyFawkes ()
Date: February 07, 2014 10:51AM

hahahahaha
So you LIBS are finding out what you voted in!
Surprise surprise NOT !!!
And it's only starting.
SAD SAD SAD FOR VIRGINIA

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: ColumnNo.4. ()
Date: February 07, 2014 10:52AM

Can we start a recall effort this early?

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 11:03AM

Terry McAullife is going to be an extremely productive Governor by nature which is what this state needs.

He has just initiated an open door policy to the mansion for Republican legislators for sixty days. This shows he will openly do whatever possible to initiate bipartisan dialogue with the objective of moving this state forward.

The ball is in the court of bitter Republicans with a recent history of obstructionism as to where their priorities lay.

People haven't rewarded Republicans nationally for creating national legislative failure, I highly doubt they will in Virginia either. Especially when as they say, all politics is local.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/2014 11:03AM by Gerrymanderer2.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: wankitywank ()
Date: February 07, 2014 11:18AM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> Terry McAullife is going to be an extremely
> productive Governor by nature which is what this
> state needs.
>
> He has just initiated an open door policy to the
> mansion for Republican legislators for sixty days.
> This shows he will openly do whatever possible to
> initiate bipartisan dialogue with the objective of
> moving this state forward.
>
> The ball is in the court of bitter Republicans
> with a recent history of obstructionism as to
> where their priorities lay.
>
> People haven't rewarded Republicans nationally for
> creating national legislative failure, I highly
> doubt they will in Virginia either. Especially
> when as they say, all politics is local.


Most cogent political post I've seen in this wasteland in months. It would be nice to see governor McVaginal probe getting his probed in Petersburg. Too bad it will never happen.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: reality ()
Date: February 07, 2014 12:12PM

People haven't rewarded Republicans nationally for
> creating national legislative failure, I highly
> doubt they will in Virginia either. Especially
> when as they say, all politics is local

Really? I think if you look "nationally" that the Republicans only control 1/2 of 1/3 of the government.

Just look at the new nominee for DOJ Civil Rights--Obama can't find someone who didn't defend a cop killer? Judiciary committee Dems approved him and he will probably get the job.
Very scary.

Also, please pay attention to the IRS going after a citizen with coordination: IRS; OSHA; FBI; ATF; Cummings from Congress. Kind of coincidental. In twenty years, she had never been audited and then they all come calling.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Jerrymanderer ()
Date: February 07, 2014 12:16PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> Nope, sorry, try again. He signed an executive
> order outlawing his administration from accepting
> bribes our former Republicans were addicted to.

Try again yourself, faggot. He had to sign a law to outlaw bribes? What the hell is wrong with the guy?

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gov. Terry ()
Date: February 07, 2014 12:36PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> He has just initiated an open door policy to the
> mansion for Republican legislators for sixty days.
> This shows he will openly do whatever possible to
> initiate bipartisan dialogue with the objective of
> moving this state forward.
>

That's right and I'll serve nothing but top shelf booze at the governors mansion 24/7 for all 60 of those days! None of that lame-o virginia wine crap my predecessor served. This is going to be the most awsome administration in the history of the commonwealth!

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 12:48PM

Nothing but the best for our Republican counterparts. Are you not capable of flattery?

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Tiny Tim ()
Date: February 07, 2014 12:59PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> Nope, sorry, try again. He signed an executive
> order outlawing his administration from accepting
> bribes our former Republicans were addicted to.
>


With a bunch of holes in it big enough to drive a truck through which lasts for one year.

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/eo-2-personnel-directive-prohibiting-the-receipt-of-certain-gifts-establishment-of-executive-branch-ethics-commission/


> This is a joke of a story.
>
> "According to Washington Times Analysts" these are
> exorbitant expenditures for e-mail lists.
>
> So the biased newspaper itself are the experts
> making the allegations?


He's just following Tiny Tim Kaine's lead.


"The question of how leftover inaugural funds are spent became a big issue in Virginia in 2006 after Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, used $400,000 of his inaugural funds as seed money to form a political action committee. Mr. Kaine raised nearly $3.2 million for his 2006 inauguration and contributed roughly $80,000 to Democratic candidates out of the inaugural fund. The total included donations made in the period after his election and before he was sworn in.

A Republican-led General Assembly subsequently tightened the laws governing the purposes for which inaugural funds can be spent. Now, excess funds can only be returned to contributors or donated to charity. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican and a target of ethics charges for gifts he and his family reportedly received while he was in office, donated more than $100,000 in surplus inaugural funds in 2010 to a handful of charities that included a museum, a charter school and some nonprofit organizations."

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Endorse Terry, Get Money! ()
Date: February 07, 2014 01:02PM

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Republicans want an investigation into Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s appointment of a longtime GOP operative to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control board.

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins asked the attorney general’s office Thursday to investigate the appointment of Boyd Marcus. The attorney general swiftly turned them down.

A longtime Republican aide, Marcus shocked political watchers last year by endorsing McAuliffe and working on his campaign.

Campaign finance reports, first reported by The Associated Press, show that Marcus was paid $140,000 for campaign consulting work.

His new position as chairman of the ABC board pays $130,000 a year.

A spokesman for Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring says his office isn’t aware of any wrongdoing by McAuliffe that would warrant an investigation.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 01:10PM

He paid for something to another Democratic fund raising organization from his own fund raising organization.

You say he paid too much. That's good for you but that's your opinion and doesn't constitute a scandal.

If the efforts of Republicans in our state are going to be general hostility and political revenge for the innapporpriate actions of their own previous Governor that is a disgrace.

We hope we can move forward with our new Governor for the betterment of our state.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Democrites ()
Date: February 07, 2014 01:56PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> He paid for something to another Democratic fund
> raising organization from his own fund raising
> organization.
>
> You say he paid too much. That's good for you but
> that's your opinion and doesn't constitute a
> scandal.
>
> If the efforts of Republicans in our state are
> going to be general hostility and political
> revenge for the innapporpriate actions of their
> own previous Governor that is a disgrace.
>
> We hope we can move forward with our new Governor
> for the betterment of our state.


You are SO full of shit. lol

I'm not saying so, the Center for Responsive Politics (which runs the OpenSevrets.org site) is saying so:

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"A spokeswoman for the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit group that studies campaign finance and political ethics, agreed that list rentals are common but that Mr. McAuliffe appeared to have paid a lot.

The only examples a researcher with the center could find in 2012 of candidates placing that kind of value on their lists were Mr. Obama, who rented his list to the Democratic National Committee, and Republican Herman Cain. In Mr. Cain’s case, however, the former presidential candidate offered the list as an in-kind donation from his PAC to his campaign committee — meaning no money was exchanged.

The highest price one campaign committee paid another for a list was Obama for America, spending $62,782 on lists from Hillary Clinton for President, Sarah Flocken of the Center for Responsive Politics said in an email."

So Terry paid more, ~3.5X more in total, for state-level lists versus what OFA paid for Hillary's massive national Presidential campaign list. $155K or ~3/4 of which was paid to HIS OWN campaign organization.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 02:05PM

Okay, so whats your point? Thats how much he paid for the list. So fuckin what. At least he wasn't driving around in someone elses company Ferrari.

There's no there there. You think he paid too much. Thats your opnion or whoever elses opinion. We dont know the specifics on howw the list was priced. He may have been gouged a little for all we know.

I'm sorry to inform you but you got nothing but stupid shit that doesn't matter.

It also makes Republicans look bitter and petty.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Democrites ()
Date: February 07, 2014 03:01PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> Okay, so whats your point? Thats how much he paid
> for the list. So fuckin what. At least he wasn't
> driving around in someone elses company Ferrari.
>
> There's no there there. You think he paid too
> much. Thats your opnion or whoever elses opinion.
> We dont know the specifics on howw the list was
> priced. He may have been gouged a little for all
> we know.
>
> I'm sorry to inform you but you got nothing but
> stupid shit that doesn't matter.
>
> It also makes Republicans look bitter and petty.


The point is that it's a bullshit over-valued kickback.

It's not my opinion or 'whoever else's opinion,' it's the opinion of one of the primary, actually non-partisan groups who monitor such things and in comparison to other comparable expenditures for such lists.

We do know the details because he provided the details. That's what HE said was paid and for that reason. Gouged? By who? His own campaign? The state DNC? lol

Get fucking real. It may not be technically 'illegal' but it's way out of bounds by any comparable standards.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: GmcDf ()
Date: February 07, 2014 03:16PM

This is why I hate politics and the people who follow politicians. The guy below is basically saying: my guy might be bad, but yours was worse. How about just calling it as it is??? (Both sides are guilty of this).

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> Okay, so whats your point? Thats how much he paid
> for the list. So fuckin what. At least he wasn't
> driving around in someone elses company Ferrari.
>
> There's no there there. You think he paid too
> much. Thats your opnion or whoever elses opinion.
> We dont know the specifics on howw the list was
> priced. He may have been gouged a little for all
> we know.
>
> I'm sorry to inform you but you got nothing but
> stupid shit that doesn't matter.
>
> It also makes Republicans look bitter and petty.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Vlad P. ()
Date: February 07, 2014 04:19PM

GmcDf Wrote:
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> This is why I hate politics and the people who
> follow politicians. The guy below is basically
> saying: my guy might be bad, but yours was worse.
> How about just calling it as it is??? (Both sides
> are guilty of this).
>
> Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Okay, so whats your point? Thats how much he
> paid
> > for the list. So fuckin what. At least he
> wasn't
> > driving around in someone elses company Ferrari.
>
> >
> > There's no there there. You think he paid too
> > much. Thats your opnion or whoever elses
> opinion.
> > We dont know the specifics on howw the list was
> > priced. He may have been gouged a little for
> all
> > we know.
> >
> > I'm sorry to inform you but you got nothing but
> > stupid shit that doesn't matter.
> >
> > It also makes Republicans look bitter and petty.

The problem is that if you're not involved and the enemy then you automatically lose (and by that I mean whatever you define as important to you) since you never even engaged in the battle.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 05:26PM

He paid a little more than usual from his campaign funds to the DNC for e mail lists. Something he disclosed himself.

The reason I bring up their guy is because he is currently under federal indictment and I suspect these witch hunts are because bitter babies Republicans would rather blame us than place blame on the corrupt practices of their Governor and take responsibility for his actions.

This is a non issue. Again, McAullife released this information himself. So if its a non issue, what is the motive of these individuals?

They're looking to exact revenge on our new Democratic Governor when they should simply be disapointed in their previous Governor. You are right, there is something sad here.

The real irony is they harp on non scandals and demand accountability from a party strife with corruption.

But to suggest McAullife can in anyway can be compared to Bob McDonnell is not only false but outrageous.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/2014 05:28PM by Gerrymanderer2.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Excellent news. ()
Date: February 07, 2014 05:28PM

"I suspecte these witch hunts"

Yeah, esp. with that Republican AG...

Wait, what?

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Liberal Logic 005 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 05:36PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> But to suggest McAullife can in anyway can be
> compared to Bob McDonnell is not only false but
> outrageous.

You are right Gerbear. Mcdonnell is amateur hour compared to Fast Terry. Even with decades of honing his skills Mcdonnell probably couldnt ever reach the level of corruption that Tmac has. He just has a natural gift to screw over absolutely everyone but himself.

Comparing their corruption is false like you said. It would be like saying Danny Espinosa is as good as Babe Ruth. Tmac is the Babe Ruth of political corruption. Like Espinosa locals know Mcdonnells name but in a couple years no one will remember it. Tmac how ever will go down in history as one of the greats for exploiting political power for personal gain. First ballot hall of famer all the way.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 05:41PM

Terry McAuliffe has never held public office. I have no idea what you are talking about. Are you hallucinating?

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: ?????? ()
Date: February 07, 2014 05:45PM

Federal City, American Pioneer, Global Crossing, GreenTech....

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: reality ()
Date: February 07, 2014 05:51PM

"He paid a little more than usual from his campaign funds to the DNC for e mail lists. Something he disclosed himself."

A little more? Give me a break.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: more ()
Date: February 07, 2014 05:53PM

....selling Lincoln bedroom, selling Visas, etc.etc.

McDonnell should be in trouble, although it may or may not have been illegal. It's small change compared to Tmac.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: mjcc1987 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 06:04PM

lol washington times............. a moonie newspaper...........

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Hey Hey ()
Date: February 07, 2014 06:06PM

lol WaPo - a JeffBezos joint.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: February 07, 2014 06:16PM

LoL the lead story on the Washington Times right now is calling former President Clinton a sexual predator.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Annnd... ()
Date: February 07, 2014 06:20PM

Same story is on The Hill.

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Re: Gov. McAuliffe Rerouted Fund and Gets Caught
Posted by: Vlad P. ()
Date: February 07, 2014 06:40PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> LoL the lead story on the Washington Times right
> now is calling former President Clinton a sexual
> predator.


Just calling it like it is.

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