Campaigns paying relatives thousands of dollars – and it’s legal

Candidates are paying relatives and family businesses thousands of dollars for helping with their campaigns, and it’s legal, according to an AJC report by staffer Jeremy Redmon.  Watchdog groups say many candidates have resorted to the practice, which they say raises serious questions about nepotism. Read more.

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Richard Nixon

July 27th, 2010
9:00 pm

I guess they all really are crooks.

So What

July 27th, 2010
11:03 pm

How is this any different than President Bill Clinto using a recess appointment to put his brother-in-law at the head of the Justice Dept? “Keep it in the family” is not a new concept.

firstborn40

July 28th, 2010
6:30 am

you are right “so what” the bushes were no strangers either…george w and dick chaney…i guess that slipped your mind…

B. Thenet

July 28th, 2010
8:36 am

So David Scott stopped paying his relatives with his campaign funds?

Wow, maybe he might make that big step of moving into his own district.

Barry

July 28th, 2010
9:32 am

What’s the big deal? Campaigns are, in essence, private businesses. While they do indeed involve a quest for public office, the campaigns themselves are NOT public offices. Just as with any private business, campaigns are free to hire whomever they want.

luangtom

July 28th, 2010
9:59 am

Why doesn’t the AJC start printing real news?

heartofdarkness

July 28th, 2010
11:19 am

It’s called foreshadowing. Candidates want the public to know how they will act as a public official.