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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:55 AM

New report alleges illegal ad-buying coordination between NRA and Hawley Senate campaign

WASHINGTON • An online journalism organization and Mother Jones magazine reported Friday that they had obtained documents showing proof of potentially illegal campaign coordination between Sen. Josh Hawley’s 2018 campaign and the National Rifle Association.

The Republican Hawley’s 2018 campaign manager said a “firewall” had been set up to make sure there was no coordination with the gun-rights group. The Federal Election Commission has received complaints about the alleged connection.

But the Mother Jones piece, in conjunction with The Trace, an organization that describes itself as “an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America’s gun violence crisis,” describes how the same person from National Media, a Virginia-based political, corporate and issue advocacy media firm, bought ads for both Hawley and the NRA in Missouri, and that those ads often ran in close proximity on Missouri radio stations during Hawley’s victory over former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

“In Senate races in Missouri and Montana in 2018 and North Carolina in 2016, the gun group’s advertising blitzes on behalf of GOP candidates Josh Hawley, Matt Rosendale, and Richard Burr were authorized by the very same media consultant that the candidates themselves used — an apparent violation of laws designed to prevent independent groups from synchronizing their efforts with political campaigns,” the left-leaning Mother Jones, and The Trace, reported.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/new-report-alleges-illegal-ad-buying-coordination-between-nra-and/article_da164ac3-ed85-5f16-8d71-24a8d792fcee.html

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Reply New report alleges illegal ad-buying coordination between NRA and Hawley Senate campaign (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 12 OP
Sherman A1 Jan 12 #1
Sancho Jan 12 #2
The Genealogist Jan 12 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:37 AM

1. They can't win unless

They cheat.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:40 AM

2. ...and the NRA money came from the Russians!?!?!

damn...the entire election needs a redo. What a bunch of treasonous crooks.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:18 AM

3. Imagine that. Republicans can't win an election without shenanigans

Yet another right wing cheater, this time my new senator. The stench of corruption hangs heavy over this country.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:56 AM

4. Yes, mine too. I am really bitter and disappointed that these scum/new senators resort...

to lying, cheating, and basically stealing the seats. Hawley even had political hacks from outside the MO general attorney's office advising him on how to act/etc. on various issues while Mo Attorney General, prior to running for senate. I know that they were starting to investigate him for this, haven't heard anything yet on this.

This is disgusting. Hawley ran a dirty campaign all around. This isn't how the MO show me state is supposed to act and Hawley should be ashamed. I am. Even worse, was Hawley's jumping into bed w/ rump constantly when rump came to MO four (I think) times.

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