ALL IN THE FAMILY

Biden routes campaign cash to family, their firms
Discloses $2 million in business arrangements

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Biden has paid
more than $2 million in campaign cash to his family members, their businesses and employers over the years, a practice that watchdogs criticize as rife with potential conflicts of interest.

The money largely flowed from the coffers of Mr. Biden’s failed presidential campaign during the past two years to a company
that employs his sister and longtime campaign manager, Valerie Biden Owens, according to campaign disclosure filings.

The senator from Delaware also directed campaign legal work to a Washington lobbying and law firm founded by his son, R.Hunter Biden, the disclosures show. Putting family members and their companies on the political payroll is legal if the work is legitimate and charged at market rates, according to the Federal Election Commission.

Still, public watchdog groups have long criticized such arrangements

Reprinted from The Washington Times
Jim McElhatton
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/15/biden-routes-
campaign-cash-to-family-their-firms/

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2 Responses to “ALL IN THE FAMILY”

  1. Tom Says:

    Although this parctice is legal and long accepted it should be noted that it is morally abhorent. Hard working people donate to these campaigns to help a candidate they believe in win. Not to fill the pockets of family members and friends. The Democraps always act as if they are above these disgusting practices. Yet they are the major culprits.

  2. armageddonoutahere Says:

    Yes these greedy politicians can line the pockets of their family and
    friends all they want. It’s legal thievery and there’s a lot of it in our
    government. The IRS is one good example of legal thievery.

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