Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
In what can be seen as the equivalent of a political boomerang, in deed what goes around comes around. Why should voters serious about creation, lowering taxes, bringing new business’ to CA consider rehiring Diane Feinstein? By all accounts if she can’t manage her own finances how can she manage those of the CA taxpayer.
California voters have become tired of the ethically challenged Senator who sees no problems steering $25 Billion in TARP funds toward her husband’s company that refurbishes home foreclosures.
Elizabeth Emken who is leading all U.S. Senate Candidates in interest in a recent poll will be the perfect replacement to send the aging Senator into retirement.
She has received the endorsement of the California Republican party.
Please visit Elizabeth on the issues here and join her team. Your help is not just help for CA but another senator to add to the growing column that will wrest the gavel away from current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Feinstein “Too Long and Too Wrong” for the US Senate
She also resigned from the Senate Military Appropriations Subcommittee after it was revealed she linked her votes to the financial well-being of her husband’s companies, which received billions of dollars worth of military construction contracts that she approved.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s re-election campaign can’t approach donors who already contributed the maximum amount permitted by law in order to replace roughly $4.5 million that was siphoned from its accounts in an embezzlement scheme — at least for the time being.
The Federal Election Commission today failed to approve either of two draft proposals that it had circulated on the matter. Commissioners asked their general counsel to come up with a new draft that covers the areas of consensus between the two groups.
(See Hill article below)
“Donors have a constitutional right to associate with and support a candidate of their choice. … That right has [currently] been extinguished by a criminal act of the treasurer,” attorney Marc Elias of Perkins Coie told the commissioners during an April meeting.
During a meeting today, two commissioners voted to approve a draft opinion that would have allowed Feinstein’s campaign to resolicit funds from maxed-out donors so long as the original checks never made it to the campaign’s account. Three others voted to approve a version that would only allow the campaign to resolicit if the funds were never deposited in any account and remained in control of the donor. One commissioner did not vote on either draft.
Feinstein is one of at least 50 victims who lost money to Kinde S. Durkee, a once-prominent campaign treasurer to California Democrats who pleaded guilty late last month to embezzling at least $7 million from her customers.
Though victims of the decadelong scheme include dozens of nonprofits, local Democratic groups and Reps. Laura Richardson, Susan Davis, Loretta Sanchez and Linda Sánchez, Feinstein’s re-election campaign was likely among the hardest hit, according to campaign finance filings. She recently loaned her campaign $5 million to replenish the missing money.