12.30.2008

Koschnick, Gossett, the Swift Boaters and Abramoff

Right-wing Judge and candidate for WI Supreme Court Randy Koschnick has recruited our Republican DA to be the treasurer for his spring campaign, according to the footer of his website.

That would mean that Gossett is in charge of fundraising. Funny thing, they are using a service called donationreport.com for online collections.

This is a service of the Donatalli Group. Where do we know them from? The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth:

The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth's SWIFTBOATVETSFORTRUTH.ORG website was registered July 30, 2004, with CD, Inc. (Connell Donatelli Inc.) as registrant, administrator, and the tech organization. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth's SWIFTBOATVETERANSFORTRUTH.COM website was also registered July 30, 2004, with CD, Inc. as registrant, administrator, and tech organization for the website.


The Donatelli Group were also fundraisers for Abramoff lackey Ralph Reed:

The Network was coordinated by Gary Marx, "a political consultant for George W. Bush's campaign at Century Strategies in 1999, when its founder and president Ralph E. Reed was allegedly helping his long-time friend Jack Abramoff swindle over $1.2 million from the Choctaw Indians" and "coalitions organizer for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004" [12], and Wendy E. Long, a "former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas" [13].
Other Donatelli/Donationreport.com hits include a David Horowitz Red Cross scam.

Why is it important that DA Gosset is the Treasurer using this service? A Treasurer has an important role in a Judicial campaign. Judges are not allowed to collect money themselves. All of this needs to be done by the Treasurer.

It was Gossett that had to approve this. I would hope he would look deeper into the people he chooses to work with.

2 comments:

Publius said...

Really? You're serious?

Shall I review the netroots blogs to find out how many times Obama's ties to nefarious characters was defended or poo-pooed?

Wow!

Anonymous said...

Publius, you've ignored addressing the substance of the post. Tisk tisk. But what you've done instead is s.o.p. when you don't have a substantive retort.