May 26, 2005

Jesse Jackson, Democratic Party fined $200K for campaign finance violations

Jesse Jackson, his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and his Citizenship Education Fund, along with the Democratic Party have agreed to pay $200,000 in fines stemming from campaign finance violations in the 2000 elections.

At issue in the Federal Election Commission case was about $450,000 in election spending by Jackson, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund using funds from the groups. The two non-profit groups were incorporated, making their money corporate and subject to restrictions under federal campaign finance laws.

According to the FEC, the money was used for a partisan get-out-the-vote effort and voter registration speaking tour that was coordinated with the Democratic National Committee and included appearances by Jackson and Democratic House and Senate candidates.

Anyone willing to take bets on how long before Jackson starts screaming that the FEC is being "racist?"
(More coverage from Michelle Malkin, Ankle Biting Pundits & others)

Posted by mhking at May 26, 2005 01:08 PM

"It's another Selma!"

Posted by: Brainster at May 26, 2005 01:37 PM

Jesse is a speed bump in the race relations highway. The sooner he is gone the better for all of us.

Posted by: BobG at May 27, 2005 10:40 PM
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