View Full Version : Fraud case leaves California Democrats scrambling

10-23-2011, 12:32 PM
Stunning accusations that a top California Democratic campaign treasurer looted the war chests of her big-name clients have left candidates across the state scrambling to raise more money as election season looms.

Kinde Durkee, who controlled the funds of roughly 400 candidates and groups, ranging from Senator Dianne Feinstein to local Democratic youth clubs, was arrested in September and charged with fraud.

While the extent of the losses isn't yet clear, the coffers of dozens of Democratic politicians have been frozen, prompting the crippled campaigns to ask the California Fair Political Practices Commission to permit further donations from contributors who have already given the maximum.

Feinstein, seeking re-election in 2012, has been forced to start from "square one" to raise campaign money, said Bill Carrick, political strategist and consultant to the Senator. ...http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/22/us-campaign-california-fraud-idUSTRE79L1S120111022

10-24-2011, 01:04 AM
This was reported like over a month ago. Maybe two months.

Sounds like reuters is repeating this trying to raise cash for those dims in-trouble do to this.

10-24-2011, 11:32 AM
Thats what I thought.

This is the oldest news report on this.

Loretta Sanchez Left With No Campaign Funds, Kinde Durkee Arrested For Fraud

The Huffington Post Paige Lavender First Posted: 9/9/11 04:48 PM ET
http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7mXJdaVO1gIAfBBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE2NDAzOGQ 3BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMTkEY29sbwNhYzIEdnRpZANNU1kxMDFfM jEw/SIG=13mte2ph7/EXP=1319495241/**http%3a//www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/09/loretta-sanchez-kinde-durkee-campaign-fraud_n_956001.html

This has also been reported on Feinstein being wiped out on the 19th of last month.

All reuters is doing is getting word out for donations to try and save dems who now are short on cash going into elections.