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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More Evidence Boyda Was Lying When She Said She Wouldn't Accept DCCC Frontline Money

If you've seen any Hollywood movie or TV whodunit, follow the money, and you'll usually solve the mystery. did just that, and guess what they found, Nancy Boyda looks a lot like all the other Frontline Democrats.

Here are some excerpts from the story:

In NBC’s political drama “The West Wing,” fictional campaign consultant Bob Mayer once remarked, “ain’t about the ideals, it’s about the money, stupid.” Now, the show’s longtime executive producer is helping U.S. Representatives Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH, and Nancy Boyda, D-KS, put those words into action, even though neither seems to have any idea who he is.

For the third straight quarter, the two freshmen lawmakers reported receiving thousands of dollars in campaign contributions strikingly similar to those reported by House Democrats enrolled in a fundraising program sponsored by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Boyda and Shea-Porter publicly eschewed the committee’s fundraising help, saying it would damage their ability to remain independent from party leadership.

At the same time he donated to Shea-Porter and Boyda, Wells wrote checks to other Democrat freshmen enrolled in the DCCC’s “Frontline” program, which provides extra fundraising help to 29 Democrats expected to face fierce re-election contests. Twenty-four freshmen Democrats are included on that list.

Wells contributed $2300 to Boyda on September 29, and that same amount to Shea-Porter on September 30, the last day to receive contributions included in the Federal Elections Commission (FEC)’s quarterly report made public October 15, 2007. Wells contributed the same amount, at the same time, to U.S. Representatives Michael Arcuri, D-NY, and Zachary Space, D-OH, and half that amount, $1150, to Nick Lampson, D-TX . All are enrolled in the Frontline program.

Boyda echoed similar sentiments, with her spokeswoman telling the Politico’s Josh Kraushaar, “she ran an independent campaign in 2006, and her constituents want to see her run an independent campaign again.”

But previous research of FEC filings shows that even though both declined the fundraising help, they continue to collect the same checks written to those enrolled in the program. The trend has continued for three straight reporting cycles.


Anonymous said...

Wait ... it gets worse ...

Nancy Boyda also took a townhouse from a phony profamily group that was set up by Jack Abramoff to give kickbacks to Tom DeLay's staff using money laundered from Russian oil companies.

Oh ... my mistake ... I guess that was Jim Ryun.

Anonymous said...

My father looks at all the Republican candidates who have a tight race and gives money to them all! I don't find this much of a scandal. Candidates have reasons they take from some and not from others, I don't think that is a problem.

Anonymous said...

Wait, you mean the townhouse for which Ryun paid $80,000 over the tax assessed value? That one? Sounds free to me.
Bottom line is that Boyda is a liar. She's trying to have it both ways. She tells her friends at the Cap Journal that she wants to run an independent campaign and won't join Frontline. . . .but then, surprise, all the checks the Frontline people are receiving, she receives. So much for independence.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think Ryun has been pretty forthcoming on the what he paid his DC house.

Anonymous said...

Wait she also complained in her commercials about special interest money and she wasn't taking it .......

I am sorry that was BEFORE she was elected.

Yeah, only took months instead of years to adapt to Washington ways.

Anonymous said...

Days, not months. Let's give credit where credit is due.

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