Today: 07-22-2014

Illegal Pro-Cochran Ad Paid for By Central Figure in Fraudulent 2013 Hattiesburg Mayoral Election

Pastor Siggers ad paid for by company he owns with allegedly corrupt sheriff's deputy who was central to last year’s mayoral election being thrown out in court

By Charles C. Johnson

A new pro-Cochran ad was released yesterday by conservative media consultant Rick Shaftan that features Hattiesburg pastor Arthur Siggers of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. The ad is similar to one previously reported by GotNews.com that ran in Jackson featuring Siggers. Unlike that ad, however, the new ad is not paid for by All Citizens for Mississippi, but a previously unreported group called “Friends of Thad Cochran.”

The ad does not include the legally required disclaimer indicating that it was not paid for by any candidate or candidate’s committee, and the group “Friends of Thad Cochran” is not registered with the State of Mississippi or with the Federal Election Commission.

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Category: Politics

By Charles C. Johnson

GOP official accused of absentee irregularities in Hinds County while being paid by Pro-Cochran group testified last year that all absentees should be thrown out if any are proven fraudulent. 

Hinds County Republican Chairman Pete Perry, under fire for allegedly facilitating illegal double voting by people who voted in both the Democratic primary and the Republican run-off as well as other irregularities involving absentee ballots, received another $111,000 from the Mississippi Conservatives group founded by lobbyist Haley Barbour and run by his nephew Henry Barbour, a report to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) shows. 

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Category: Politics

Charles C. Johnson

Mega-lobbyist, former Mississippi governor, and Republican National Committee chair Haley Barbour has come under fire for his role in stealing the results of the Republican Senate primary but it is not the first time he's been involved with shady characters.

Indeed the longtime lobbyist has lobbied for dictatorships and corrupt governments which have stolen elections and enslaved their people, including Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Eritrea, Bahrain, Gambia, and Thailand. Qatar, where five jihadi terrorists were recently released and where two American citizens remain unjustly jailed, is also a client of Barbour's lobbying firm.

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Category: Politics

 Charles C. Johnson

Gotnews.com has exclusively obtained another "All Citizens for Mississippi" radio ad from conservative media consultant Rick Shaftan, who stands by his allegation that these ads were paid for by media buyer Jon Ferrell at National Media of Alexandria, Virginia using funds provided by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).

The newly-surfaced 90 second ad features Arthur L. Siggers, who identifies himself in the ad as pastor of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and makes similar racially-charged accusations against U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to the ad featuring Bishop Ronnie Crudup of New Horizon Church International that Gotnews.com reported on Monday.

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Category: Politics

Charles C. Johnson

Cochran campaign staffer Amanda Shook was illegally reimbursed for over $40,000 cash in walking around money during the Republican primary, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. The payments are described as "Reimbursed Expenses - Campaign Walkers."

Regulation 11 CFR 116.5 expressly defines funds advanced by campaign staff for any reason other than travel or subsistence as a loan. It is illegal under FEC rules to loan money to a campaign in excess of the contribution limit of $2,600. "[I]f your loan exceeds the limits, it is an illegal contribution, even if it is later repaid in full," notes the FEC website.

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