Tom Delay and the Politics of Personal Destruction

This is a list of Democrats who have family members on their campaigns or congressional staffs, just like Rep. Tom Delay.

Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman: Son Matthew received about $34,000 and daughter Rebecca about $36,000 for working on the senator’s 2004 presidential campaign.

California Democratic Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark: Wife Deborah earns $2,400 a month for serving as campaign consultant.

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich.: Wife Laurie Stupak earned about $36,000 annually the past two years as the finance director for her husband’s campaign.

Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif.: Cousin Ken Costa made about $45,000 for serving as a co-campaign manager last year.

Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Tenn.: Sister-in-law Sharon Davis has been his campaign treasurer since 1994,and daughter Libby Davis was his campaign coordinator in the last half of 2004. Libby Davis was paid about $2,334 a month; Sharon Davis was paid about $1,000 a month for bookkeeping last year.

New York Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop: Daughter Molly was paid $46,995 as his 2004 campaign’s finance director.

(Updated 4/18) Vermont Independent Rep. Bernard Sander: Wife Jane Omeara paid $ 91,020 as Consultant and Advertisement Purchaser for 2002 to 2004. Her Daughter Carina Driscoll received 65,007 as Campaign Manager in 2000, Fundraiser and Office Manager in 2003, and Data Manager in 2004.

Source: Bennington Banner

Who would of known that this is a common and widely accepted practice amongst lawmakers with way the Demwits have been screaming bloody murder like little girls.

By the way, what do Democrats stand for? They have no idea that they are willing to say out loud. So,it’s getting more and more clear. The politics of personal destruction is another sign of a dying party.

ht: sfgate


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