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(Center for Public Integrity)   Fiscal responsibility incarnate: 14 presidential candidates still owe at least $100,000 to their campaign staffers, vendors   (publicintegrity.org ) divider line
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2013-05-02 09:30:33 AM  
Lyndon LaRouche, Democrat

That's a bit of a stretch.
 
2013-05-02 09:37:34 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Lyndon LaRouche, Democrat

That's a bit of a stretch.


We don't have a looney party here in the US, so he's got to go into one box or the other.  No exceptions.
 
2013-05-02 09:38:11 AM  
That's really sad.  At least, W. paid off everyone when he became president.

Many of them didn't win so they probably blame their staffers, or that's what they probably say.

It also seems that 2012 is too soon to pay off most of your debts, so Obama has more time to rent supporter information.  However, Clinton on the other hand.  WTH?  You make that much from a talk.  Just pay the damn thing.
 
2013-05-02 09:46:55 AM  
Note to self, when providing services to a campaign, get paid up front.
 
2013-05-02 09:55:38 AM  
Didn't see Gary Johnson on the list...Hope to see him run again.
 
2013-05-02 10:01:01 AM  
Say what you will about Lyndon LaRouche, he was right about the aliens, bio-duplication, and nude conspiracies.
 
2013-05-02 10:24:32 AM  
Damn - Huntsman's not in debt so there's no how-much-for-the-women opportunity.
 
2013-05-02 10:25:06 AM  

Makh: Clinton on the other hand. WTH? You make that much from a talk. Just pay the damn thing.


From TFA: Clinton's committee disputes the charges

It's pretty much SOP to not pay charges that you're disputing.
 
2013-05-02 10:39:21 AM  
Every hotel in DC knows it is cash up front for these weasels. Same for office space rentals.
 
2013-05-02 11:02:02 AM  
Lyndon LaRouche, Democrat

Not a Democrat but perhaps an escaped loon
 
2013-05-02 11:07:49 AM  
Newt Gingrich owes nearly a million dollars to 'Moby Dick Airlines'?

There's something deeply symbolic about that.
 
2013-05-02 11:08:27 AM  
Are there special laws that protect candidates from their creditors?
 
2013-05-02 11:09:36 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Lyndon LaRouche, Democrat

That's a bit of a stretch.


Somewhat. LaRouchies tried to take over one of the rural Democratic Party county committees in VA a while ago. They consider themselves Democrats, although all the other Democrats cringe at the mere thought of Larouchies.
 
2013-05-02 11:11:24 AM  

Makh: That's really sad.  At least, W. paid off everyone when he became president.

Many of them didn't win so they probably blame their staffers, or that's what they probably say.

It also seems that 2012 is too soon to pay off most of your debts, so Obama has more time to rent supporter information.  However, Clinton on the other hand.  WTH?  You make that much from a talk.  Just pay the damn thing.


You have zero time to rent supporter information once the FEC filing date passes and the entire list of donor information becomes public.
 
2013-05-02 11:12:19 AM  

gilatrout: Note to self, when providing services to a campaign, get paid up front.


and make sure the check clears!
 
2013-05-02 11:12:53 AM  
Tax-Bama tops the list.
Rampant spending to get into government, rampant spending in Giverment.
Of all the candidates of course it's a rich Dem with a ton of cash leading the deadbeats.
Like a bunch of sheep Libs eat up everything their leader says..
Looks like losers like losers.
 
2013-05-02 11:13:11 AM  
Nothing summed up Romney for me better than that his staffers had their credit cards cancelled the night of the election, and found out they had to pay for their own taxis home from the supposed-to-be-victory party.  I can't help but notice he's not on the list.  Maybe being financially solvent requires you to be a dickbag to your own supporters.
 
2013-05-02 11:15:35 AM  

Makh: That's really sad. At least, W. paid off everyone when he became president.


Probably using the same financial strategy he used to get into the Alabama Air National Guard and into Yale: dad's money.
 
2013-05-02 11:20:27 AM  

Kibbler: Nothing summed up Romney for me better than that his staffers had their credit cards cancelled the night of the election, and found out they had to pay for their own taxis home from the supposed-to-be-victory party.  I can't help but notice he's not on the list.  Maybe being financially solvent requires you to be a dickbag to your own supporters.


Politicians are dicks. I never got the last $300 I was owed by a delegate campaign in MD, and those farkers are rich.
 
2013-05-02 11:29:04 AM  

vygramul: Pocket Ninja: Lyndon LaRouche, Democrat

That's a bit of a stretch.

Somewhat. LaRouchies tried to take over one of the rural Democratic Party county committees in VA a while ago. They consider themselves Democrats, although all the other Democrats cringe at the mere thought of Larouchies.


The correct term is "LaRouchebags".

// Paulistinians/Palinstinians (because Randroids is both taken and too "on the nose")
// Rubians (what's a Rubian?), or maybe Rubinos?
// Cruzers
 
2013-05-02 11:32:55 AM  

T-Servo: Newt Gingrich owes nearly a million dollars to 'Moby Dick Airlines'?

There's something deeply symbolic about that.


A fat, white whale that represents an unattainable goal, and is also a dick? No, I don't see it.
 
2013-05-02 11:35:14 AM  
To be fair, it's May of 2013. I don't expect the Gingrich or Obama campaigns to have wound down business from the 2012 campaign just yet. A lot of that debt probably isn't even 30 days old. We can't all be models of fiscal responsibility like Mitt Romney, canceling staff credit cards while your interns are taking a taxi home at 3 A.M. on Election Night. (I joke about that, but damn... nice troll, Mittens!)

Also, with respect to Gingrich, very little of that debt was ever incurred by anyone who expected to be paid back. Yes, the caterers and hotels and limo companies will get paid sooner or later. But the people floating $100,000 here or there are basically just subsidizing his little faction in the fight for message control of the GOP, and they know perfectly well that money is coming back late or never.

You can argue about whether that's a good investment on their part, but they're a lot clearer on the bigger picture than anyone who just gave $100 as a campaign contribution.
 
2013-05-02 11:45:53 AM  

Target Builder: Tax-Bama tops the list.
Rampant spending to get into government, rampant spending in Giverment.
Of all the candidates of course it's a rich Dem with a ton of cash leading the deadbeats.
Like a bunch of sheep Libs eat up everything their leader says..
Looks like losers like losers.


That's not a very good limerick
 
2013-05-02 12:21:51 PM  
12.) Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

Her ass needs to be raked over the coals for the crimes she committed with her campaign financing.
 
2013-05-02 12:34:31 PM  
My first question would be, is this debt as in I am broke and can't pay you, or debt as in I owe you but the checks haven't gone out yet.
 
2013-05-02 12:47:40 PM  

Dr Dreidel: // Rubians (what's a Rubian?), or maybe Rubinos?



Rubes?
 
2013-05-02 01:39:55 PM  

Kibbler: Nothing summed up Romney for me better than that his staffers had their credit cards cancelled the night of the election, and found out they had to pay for their own taxis home from the supposed-to-be-victory party.  I can't help but notice he's not on the list.  Maybe being financially solvent requires you to be a dickbag to your own supporters.


It's Romney. He's already a dickbag to his opponents, why not just include the rest of the world? Seems par for his line of thinking.
 
2013-05-02 01:44:56 PM  
Note how only five of the 14 were 2012 candidates.

Rabbitgod: My first question would be, is this debt as in I am broke and can't pay you, or debt as in I owe you but the checks haven't gone out yet.


In some cases it's more like 'I do not think I actually owe this money' or 'ha ha you're not getting a dime suck it'.
 
2013-05-02 01:54:11 PM  

Rabbitgod: My first question would be, is this debt as in I am broke and can't pay you, or debt as in I owe you but the checks haven't gone out yet.


Debt as in: I owe you, but you're beneath me and i don't feel like throwing money at rubes like you, so good luck gettin anything out of me.
 
2013-05-02 01:54:48 PM  

What in The: It's Romney. He's already a dickbag to his opponents, why not just include the rest of the world? Seems par for his line of thinking.


He seems pretty kind to that cult he runs with. Hell, he bought'em a Winter Olympics.
 
2013-05-02 02:25:15 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Lyndon LaRouche, Democrat

Not a Democrat but perhaps an escaped loon


been a Democrat since 1979
 
2013-05-02 02:29:18 PM  

EyeballKid: What in The: It's Romney. He's already a dickbag to his opponents, why not just include the rest of the world? Seems par for his line of thinking.

He seems pretty kind to that cult he runs with. Hell, he bought'em a Winter Olympics.


so much talk about Romney when he is not even on the list, yet the current President barely gets a mention on here.
 
2013-05-02 04:55:53 PM  
LaRouche's convoluted conspiracy theories attempt to rationalize every historical event as a battle between Plato and Aristotle.

In other words, it might make a good plot for the next Assassin's Creed game.
 
2013-05-02 09:59:25 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Lyndon LaRouche, Democrat

That's a bit of a stretch.


His name sounds like it belongs to a saturday morning cartoon villain. I'm actually kind of impressed that Crazy-eyes Bachman has managed to pay most of her debt off in such a short time. Also surprised that rMoney is clear.

/he easily has the money, but I figured he'd kill it in payments.
 
2013-05-03 03:09:28 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Didn't see Gary Johnson on the list...Hope to see him run again.


Total Raised:$2,553,878
Total Spent:$2,507,763
Cash on Hand:$2,943
Debts:$197,002

Gary Johnson has more money in debt then he spent on media.

The vast majority of his campaign budget went towards paying off his friends.
 
2013-05-03 07:04:29 AM  

schrodinger: The vast majority of his campaign budget went towards paying off his friends.


...whereas if you win you get to pay off your friends with ambassadorships, no-bid contracts and patronage jobs for their idiot relatives.
 
2013-05-03 07:08:57 AM  

Gulper Eel: schrodinger: The vast majority of his campaign budget went towards paying off his friends.

...whereas if you win you get to pay off your friends with ambassadorships, no-bid contracts and patronage jobs for their idiot relatives.


You mean like campaigning on the idea of privatized prison systems, tax breaks for the wealthy, deregulation, etc.? I'm glad we're all agree that Johnson is a scumbag.
 
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