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US Ethics Complaint MackCheapSkate

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Tuesday,June12,2012
Office of Congressional EthicsU.S. House
of
RepresentativesP.O. Box 895Washington,
DC
20515-0895Timothy "Chaz" StevensMyActsOfSedition.com
PO
Box 1123Deerfield Beach, FL 33443818-468-5433
RE:
U.S. Representative Connie
Mack
Campaign Violation
Dear Sir or Madam;According
to
published news reports, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) used Federalmoney to send brochures to individuals outside
of
his constituency, including voters
in
Hillsborough County, Miami Beach, and Sarasota. The mailers were sent the first weekof May 2012. According to Mack's own investigation, 64%
of
the mailers (57,827) weredelivered to homes outside of his district.The House Franking Commission, while taking no action, noted the mailer violatedHouse rules.If there were a means to retract the mailers, then the cure would be obvious. There
is
no question, however, that Mack received a free, in-kind benefit.When challenged, Mack placed the blame William McClintock
&
Associates, the firmhired to
do
the mailing. To make up for the mistake, that vendor issued a check
to
the
US
Treasury
in
the amount
of
$17,991.92.I opine that "reimbursement" constituted a benefit
of
Mack and thereby a campaigncontribution, and
as
such, exceeded the maximum allowable by law. According
to
the.FEC's candidate handbook:
"When
a
committee, group
or
individual pays for
a
communication that
is
coordinated with
a
campaign
or
a
candidate, the communication
is
either an inkind contribution or, in
some
limited
cases, a
coordinated party expenditure
by
a
party
committee.
"
Quite obviously, the penny-pinching Mack, and/or his campaign, should have
 
Page 2reimbursed the Federal Government.I thereforefilethis complaint againstthebutt-nugget Mack for campaign violations and failing
to
pay for his own promotional brochures.I declare under penalty
of
perjury that the foregoing
is
trueand correct and Section
1001
of
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 A mailer sent by Connie Mack using his Congressionalfranking privilege.
Posted on Wed, May. 09, 2012
Mailer sent by Connie Mack violates House rules
By Alex LearyTampa Bay TimesWASHINGTON A government mailer sent tovoters across Florida by U.S. Rep. ConnieMack violates House rules barringdistribution outside his district and raisesquestions about his U.S. Senate campaign,which features the penny pinching plan thatwas the subject of the mailer.The color brochure, complete with a photo of Mack, began showing up this week inHillsborough County, Miami Beach and Sarasota, among other places beyond Mack’sdistrict in southwest Florida. A mailing list vendor, who has done work for Mack’s Senate campaign, took responsibilityfor the “mistake” Wednesday and wrote a nearly $18,000 check to the U.S. Treasury tocover postage. Mack, in a letter to House officials Wednesday, said any violation was dueto the vendor and was “unintentional.”“Absolutely no taxpayer dollars will be spent on this project,” Mack wrote to the chairman of the House Franking Commission.But as he sought to contain the problem, political opponents pounced. George LeMieux, arival in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, released a statement calling it an abuse of office. “Voters are fed up with this type of behavior from Washington politicians like Mackand there’s no doubt Floridians will reject his candidacy.”The mail piece was sent to 90,356 homes, of which 57,827, or 64 percent, went outside hiscongressional district, said Mack’s campaign spokesman David James. For how that cameto be, he referred questions to the vendor, William McClintock Associates of New Jersey,which describes itself as a “Republican political targeting firm” and provides mailing lists.Bill McClintock declined to provide details when contacted by the Tampa Bay Times, other than to acknowledge he did work for Mack’s Senate campaign as well as handling officialHouse mail. Mack said he will no longer work with McClintock’s firm.“Franked” mail has often caused controversy, particularly around elections, because it is an
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