Affidavit says Bachmann approved hidden payments to Iowa senator

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Seattle, WA

#5 May 1, 2013
Affidavit says Bachmann approved hidden payments to Iowa senator

Source: Star Tribune

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s former chief of staff, GOP operative Andy Parrish, stated in a signed affidavit Monday that the Minnesota Republican approved payments made to a top aide who was barred by Iowa Senate ethics rules from accepting money for his work on her presidential campaign.

The suspected payments to Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, first alleged in a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint filed by campaign whistleblower Peter Waldron, are now the subject of an inquiry by the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee.

Sorenson or his company, Grassroots Strategy, allegedly were paid $7,500 a month through C&M Strategies, a Colorado-based company run by Bachmann fundraiser Guy Short, who was serving as the campaign’s national political director.

“Congresswoman Bachmann knew of and approved this arrangement,” Parrish said in his affidavit.“She, like the rest of us, understood from Senator Sorenson that it did not run afoul of any Iowa Senate ethics rules. We relied on his representations in this regard.”
The Truth Squad

Corona, CA

#6 May 1, 2013
Ahh, good old Michele Bachmann, a living breathing example of an oxymoron. Has lived off U.S. taxpayers her whole career and yet is the queen of the tea partyites.

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