Becky Ruppe Accepted Illegal Campaig...

Becky Ruppe Accepted Illegal Campaign Contributions

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Snoopy Phillips

United States

#1 Aug 13, 2009
RUPPE TOOK ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Democrat candidate for state Senate accepted corporate and foreign money

NASHVILLE, TN – Democrat state Senate candidate Becky Ruppe has accepted at least two illegal contributions during her previous campaigns, a search of campaign financial disclosures shows.

In 2004, Ruppe – serving as her own campaign treasurer – accepted illegal corporate contributions totaling $700 from two corporations doing business in Morgan County, where Ruppe was County Executive.

Records show she accepted $500 from Heraeus Metal Processing Inc., a German company with operations in Wartburg.

The company was incorporated in April 2000. Under state law, corporations are not allowed to make donations to political candidates, and under federal law, foreign money is banned from political campaigns even at the state and local level.

Heraeus re-registered as a limited-liability company in June 2008.

Records also show Ruppe accepted a $200 contribution from R&W Inc. of Oliver Springs, Tennessee.

“Becky Ruppe was wrong to accept corporate and foreign dollars, just as the Tennessee Democrat Party is wrong to refuse to return tens of thousands of dollars in stolen money they received from convicted felons Norman Hsu and Barry Stokes,” said Robin Smith, Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.“Whether it’s a local campaign for county executive, a statewide race or a national race, voters deserve to know their candidates are obeying campaign finance laws.”

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Snoopy Phillips

United States

#2 Aug 13, 2009
I don't know anything about R & W Inc. of Oliver Springs. But this Ruppe character sure messes around with some shady businesses. Remember Hereaus got into trouble, then Northington got into trouble. IMPEACH RUPPE!
Not a Ruppee Fan

East Hartford, CT

#3 Aug 13, 2009
Snoopy Phillips wrote:
RUPPE TOOK ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Democrat candidate for state Senate accepted corporate and foreign money
NASHVILLE, TN – Democrat state Senate candidate /?p=250
She'll just pay it back and create a photo op from it for the MCNews, which will allow the newspaper to take another day off.
Ruppe Is A Crook

United States

#4 Aug 13, 2009
Yes, then the Kilby's will reimburse her and keep it private.
Ruppe is Loopy

United States

#5 Aug 13, 2009
Folks in the courthouse and the Kilby's are trying to hide Becky Ruppe’s poor record of management in Morgan County. Ruppe has a dismal record of management. Under Ruppe's leadership, Morgan County has twice broke state laws governing how county governments may make purchases.(Morgan County Annual Financial Report)

The Morgan County budget has increased 23 percent since Ruppe became County Executive in 2004. Spending in her office alone has risen 24 percent. And all that spending appears to be badly mismanaged.

The state audit also found that Ruppe’s administration had more than $14,700 cash missing from the County Clerk’s office, a Treasurer’s office that wasn’t reconciling its books monthly and a school system that overspent its budget by more than $100,000.

lodndity

Lenoir City, TN

#6 Sep 16, 2009
ruppe are u that crazy, did you get the big head and forget about that you were one of the little people at one time when you had to really work at rc for a living and support your family.
gkeirkghfvur

United States

#7 Apr 5, 2010
Is this true?
voter

Alexandria, MN

#8 Apr 5, 2010
gkeirkghfvur wrote:
Is this true?
NOPE! just a BUNCH OF LAZY ASSES THAT HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT SIT AT HOME AND FLAME. NEVER HAVE DONE ANYTHING IN THIS COUNTY AND NEVER INTENDS TO. THE ONES WORKING THE HARDEST ARE THE ONES WHO GET BEAT UP THE MOST.GIVE IT A SPIN, PUT YOUR TAILS OUT ON THE FRONT LINE!

“The Blaze is my Hero”

Since: May 07

Mother Russia

#9 Apr 6, 2010
If the record shows that it was done, then how was it something just stirred up? Records speak for themselves, or do they just mysteriously get written to make people look bad? Facts are facts. Politics and war, Both of them are nasty.
Ctrl Alt Delete

United States

#10 Apr 9, 2010
Outdoorsman wrote:
If the record shows that it was done, then how was it something just stirred up? Records speak for themselves, or do they just mysteriously get written to make people look bad? Facts are facts. Politics and war, Both of them are nasty.
Records can be faked or lost or not even taken. How often do they lose things at the Morgan County Court House?
Sunbright water company

Deer Lodge, TN

#11 Apr 15, 2010
SHE CONTINUES TO LET CROOKS RUN AND STEAL MONEY FROM THE SUNBRIGHT WATER COMPANY. SHE WAS AWARE OF THE PRESIDENT ON THE BOARD JERRY RESINGING WHERE THAT BENNY STEWART COULD LAY OFF WORKERS AND HIRE HIS GOOD FRIEND JERRY TO CONTRACT THE WORK AND MAKE MORE MONEY IF THAT AINT CROOKED I DONT KNOW WHAT IS AND SHE CONDONES THAT I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HER AND IF ANYBODY HAS ANY SENSE THEY WONT EITHER. I WISH SOMEONE WOULD INVESTIGATE FURTHER.
UnhappyWithMoCOC andidates

United States

#12 Apr 16, 2010
wE,re stuck with undesirable politicians because there ain't many good honest people who would want the mess. Somebody please talk Me. Joe Duncan to run, PLEASE!
unhappyMORGANvot er

United States

#13 Apr 16, 2010
I hope this is not true but I believe every word of it.
Sunbright water company wrote:
SHE CONTINUES TO LET CROOKS RUN AND STEAL MONEY FROM THE SUNBRIGHT WATER COMPANY. SHE WAS AWARE OF THE PRESIDENT ON THE BOARD JERRY RESINGING WHERE THAT BENNY STEWART COULD LAY OFF WORKERS AND HIRE HIS GOOD FRIEND JERRY TO CONTRACT THE WORK AND MAKE MORE MONEY IF THAT AINT CROOKED I DONT KNOW WHAT IS AND SHE CONDONES THAT I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HER AND IF ANYBODY HAS ANY SENSE THEY WONT EITHER. I WISH SOMEONE WOULD INVESTIGATE FURTHER.
MY VOTE

Aitkin, MN

#14 Apr 17, 2010
just more mud slinging from the other side of the political run for office. just do not understand why everyone wants to beat up on someone who works as hard as she does to try and make a difference for the folks of morgan county only to be treated this way. its for sure no one will give the effort time and dedication to this postition she has.
TamiLK

United States

#15 Apr 17, 2010
MY VOTE wrote:
just more mud slinging from the other side of the political run for office. just do not understand why everyone wants to beat up on someone who works as hard as she does to try and make a difference for the folks of morgan county only to be treated this way. its for sure no one will give the effort time and dedication to this postition she has.
Many of us believe she truly works hard. But she only works hard for Wartburg.
interesting

Bloomington, IN

#16 Apr 18, 2010
Snoopy Phillips wrote:
RUPPE TOOK ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Democrat candidate for state Senate accepted corporate and foreign money
NASHVILLE, TN – Democrat state Senate candidate Becky Ruppe has accepted at least two illegal contributions during her previous campaigns, a search of campaign financial disclosures shows.
In 2004, Ruppe – serving as her own campaign treasurer – accepted illegal corporate contributions totaling $700 from two corporations doing business in Morgan County, where Ruppe was County Executive.
Records show she accepted $500 from Heraeus Metal Processing Inc., a German company with operations in Wartburg.
The company was incorporated in April 2000. Under state law, corporations are not allowed to make donations to political candidates, and under federal law, foreign money is banned from political campaigns even at the state and local level.
Heraeus re-registered as a limited-liability company in June 2008.
Records also show Ruppe accepted a $200 contribution from R&W Inc. of Oliver Springs, Tennessee.
“Becky Ruppe was wrong to accept corporate and foreign dollars, just as the Tennessee Democrat Party is wrong to refuse to return tens of thousands of dollars in stolen money they received from convicted felons Norman Hsu and Barry Stokes,” said Robin Smith, Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.“Whether it’s a local campaign for county executive, a statewide race or a national race, voters deserve to know their candidates are obeying campaign finance laws.”
http://www.tngop.org/wordpress/...
Oh how ironic, your link doesn't work, nor does google pull up what you claim here.

The really good thing about google is that if you type in key words, such as "Records show she accepted $500 from Heraeus Metal Processing Inc" It will point out ALL and I do mean ALL stories shown on that subject ... and guess what ... the only story was TOPIX from YOU ....

Would you like to post a real link?
Anti-Interesting

United States

#17 Apr 18, 2010
http://queernotes.blogspot.com/2008/08/stop-b...

Queer Notes
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Saturday, August 16, 2008
Stop Becky Ruppe!

Here’s an example of the Tennessee “Democrats” that need to be ran out of the state!
BECKY RUPPE

Becky Ruppe is a conservative "Democrat" running for the TN State Senate in East Tennessee. Her webiste and web ads (including on the TN Democratic Party website) emphasize her opposition to gay rights and her support of “Christian Values”!

Why are candidates like this, who oppose the Democratic Party’s basic principles of inclusion and equality for all Americans, tolerated in the TN Democratic Party?

Let’s Stop this bigot from being elected!
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Here’s my letter to Becky Ruppe:(email: [email protected])
August 16, 2008

Dear Becky Ruppe:

As a proud gay Democrat, I’m embarrassed that you call yourself a Democrat! If you read the Democratic Party’s platform, Democrats support EQUAL RIGHTS for all American citizens, including gays and lesbians. The DNC and Democratic leaders across the country, including our Presidential nominee Barack Obama, defend the rights and dignity of gay Americans from the anti-gay, theocratic Christian Right.

Our Constitutional rights are NOT based on “Christian Values,” and this is NOT a “Christian” country. We have a secular constitution that prohibits the “establishment” of religion or religious tests for politicians or citizens.

I will be working with the Stonewall Democrats, DNC and other progressive Democrats to keep right-wing conservative “Democrats” like you out office!

Jim Maynard
Memphis, TN
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See:
Sean Braisted: Ruppe "Courage" Ad

Grand Divisions: Gratuitous Jab At Marriage Equality

UPDATE: In response to those who argue that Becky Ruppe is the "lesser of two evils" I have this to say in the comments:

Sorry, I don't buy this "lesser of two evils" political strategy. I'd rather a GOP with these right-wing views win the election than have a Democrat "win" by attacking gays and lesbians and undermining the constitutional separation between church and state.
Let the GOP win on these issues. The Democratic Party needs to stop rewarding candidates who take these right-wing views. Sometimes it is better to loose an election standing for principles rather than win by sacrificing those principles!
Posted by Jim Maynard at 4:23 PM
Labels: anti-gay bigots, Becky Ruppe, Tennessee Democratic Party
10 comments:
Whites Creek said...
Be careful what you wish for. Becky's opponent is the evil of two lessers. You are going to get one or the other and I promise you that Becky will listen to what you have to say.

I disagree with her on this issue and some others but I have to totally support her in view of her opponent, Ken Yager.

6:12 AM
Jim Maynard said...
Sorry, I don't buy this "lesser of two evils" political strategy. I'd rather a GOP with these right-wing views win the election than have a Democrat "win" by attacking gays and lesbians and undermining the constitutional separation between church and state.
Let the GOP win on these issues. The Democratic Party needs to stop rewarding candidates who take these right-wing views. Sometimes it is better to loose an election standing for principles rather than win by sacrificing those principles!

9:33 AM
Chris said...
I agree with Jim. All of us need to do what ever we can to stop Becky Ruppe. Send money and even go campaign for her opponent. If enough of us endorse her opponent and send them money MAYBE these DINO's will get the point and stop using us as a pawn. Here is his info www.kenyager.com go to his site and send him money and sign up to campaign for him if you live in the area. I live in Knoxville and I would love to see Ms Ruppe get hers. Go Yager.
cuntstible

United States

#18 Apr 19, 2010
hey that trash was on the republicab website i think a miss harper put it on there now sombody took it off so they wont get sooed
interesting wrote:
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Oh how ironic, your link doesn't work, nor does google pull up what you claim here.
The really good thing about google is that if you type in key words, such as "Records show she accepted $500 from Heraeus Metal Processing Inc" It will point out ALL and I do mean ALL stories shown on that subject ... and guess what ... the only story was TOPIX from YOU ....
Would you like to post a real link?
therewillbeanele ction

Pine Knot, KY

#19 Apr 21, 2010
duncan has run for mayor twice and was defeated.tried to be appointed was not.is not running this time.my guess is that all the harping on these sites are from the minority.ruppe wins in landslide
nannerbuck

United States

#20 Apr 22, 2010
write in JOE DUNCAN on the ballot. ruppe=fail

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