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McConnell Campaign Manager Quits Amid Scandal

Aug 30 2014 3:45am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"Jesse Benton resigned as Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) campaign manager following reports that he had emerged as a figure in an endorsement scandal during the 2012 Iowa presidential caucus," the Lexington Courier Journal reports. "In an emailed statement Friday evening, Benton denied any involvement in the scandal, in which Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson admitted receiving payments from U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's campaign before switching his endorsement to the con ...
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McConnell’s Campaign Manager Steps Down

Aug 29 2014 9:35pm CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

The manager, Jesse Benton, cited reports about his “role in past campaigns,” referring to his job as a senior official in Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, which paid an Iowa state sena ...
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Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns

Aug 29 2014 6:55pm CDT | Source: Big Government

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager is resigning as a result of a scandal involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said Friday he's stepping down from his top role in the Republican senator's re-election effort. Benton calls the decision heartbreaking but the right one to keep the matter from becoming a distraction in Kentucky's Senate ...
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Jesse Benton, Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager, To Resign Amid Bribery Scandal

Aug 29 2014 6:38pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Jesse Benton, the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnnell's (R-Ky.), is to resign his position, the Kentucky Herald-Leader reported Friday. The announcement comes as the McConnell campaign wrestles with Benton's possible ties to a bribery scandal when he was Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Tx.) political director during the 2012 presidential election. Benton told the Herald-Leader that rumors of his involvment in the scandal "risk unfairly undermining and becoming a di ...
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Top Aide To Mitch McConnell Linked To Shady Deal

Aug 29 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Politics makes strange bedfellows and there was no pairing stranger in the 2014 election cycle than when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hired Jesse Benton to be his campaign manager. Benton is closely aligned with Ron and Rand Paul. He worked on both of Ron’s presidential campaigns and ran Rand’s 2010 Senate campaign. The easy line about Benton is that he’s so close to the Pauls that he could be family, except for t ...
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Ron Paul Suggests US Government Knew About 9/11 Beforehand

Aug 29 2014 12:43am CDT | Source: Big Government

In an interview with Money and Markets podcaster Charles Goyette posted a week ago, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discussed some of the undisclosed information by the U.S. government surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In that discussion, Paul argued the U.S. government may have had a hint something along the lines the 9/11 attacks could occur, but had gone out of its way after the fact to cover up its knowledge ...
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Rand Paul opportunistic -- and wrong -- on race

Aug 28 2014 6:49pm CDT | Source: WND

Police brutality? Yes! Militarization of the police force? You bet! “A Government of Wolves”? Yes again! “The Rise of the Warrior Cop”? No doubt! But racism? Nonsense on stilts! So why have some libertarians applied this rhetoric to the murder-by-cop of black teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri? The same people who would argue against color-coded hate-crime legislation – and rightly so, for ...
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Guilty plea in Iowa caucuses bribery

Aug 27 2014 8:04pm CDT | Source: POLITICO

Kent Sorenson received bribes before switching loyalties from Michele Bachmann to ...
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Former Iowa state senator says Ron Paul’s presidential campaign paid for his support

Aug 27 2014 7:01pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing campaign expenditures and obstructing justice as part of an endorsement-for-pay scheme that roiled the Iowa Republican caucuses in 2012. Read full article > ...
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