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  •  A few FEC rulings did pop up in my quick search, (3+ / 0-)
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    citizendc, StrayCat, sinnyc

    and they seemed a little "ambulance-chasey" at first glance.

    This whole thing kinda feels like a big ol' Citizens United PB&J: Wingnut Welfare on one side, Wingnut Warfare on the other.

    -- I think what Fox is trying to say is "Joe Biden was acting like Andrew Breitbart."

    by here4tehbeer on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 07:03:26 AM PDT

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    •  The Are The RNC's People.. On Retainer (3+ / 0-)
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      here4tehbeer, Just Bob, sinnyc

      They are the folks who will argue to slice and dice the term "coordination" with regard to political activity.

      They are Rove's smokescreen.

      "Is it coordination if I call by phone, but use a woman's voice?"

      "Is it coordination if we send messages by carrier pigeon?"

      Nit pickers, technicalities, letter but not the spirit of the law.  And then when caught, they will argue they were somehow right.

      Here's some more of their fine work and clients, Torchinsky works for Holtzman Vogel...

      Yet another conflict arises through attorney Jason Torchinsky.  On May 13, 2010, a letter from Virginia Thomas was sent to the West Virginia Secretary of State on behalf of Liberty Central, enclosing the prior year’s IRS tax filing.  The letter advises the Secretary of State’s office to call Liberty Central’s attorney, Jason Torchinsky, if any additional information is needed.   Torchinsky is an attorney for the Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity.  The Federalist Society at the University of Iowa hosted Torchinsky to speak on the Citizens United decision on October 23, 2009, while the case was pending before the Supreme Court.

      The Lincoln Journal Star web site reported on March 20 of this year that Torchinsky, representing Americans for Prosperity (AFP), filed a letter with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission effectively stating that it was exempt from the state’s campaign finance laws:  “AFP’s communications are not distributed ‘in assistance of, or in opposition to, the nomination or election of a candidate.’ Rather, AFP’s communications are distributed to inform citizens of certain aspects of legislative records, cite specific pieces of legislation and discuss policy implications. A communication that merely informs citizens of a legislator’s record does not constitute ‘express advocacy,’ and does not ’assist’ or ‘oppose’ the election of a candidate.”

      http://www.counterpunch.org/...

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