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Ron Paul Bribery Shenanigans May Implicate Sen McConnell Campaign Manager

Did the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign bribe or attempt to bribe Iowa state Senator Kent Sorenson? Was Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, involved? The Iowa Republican seems to think so.

Sorenson is currently under investigation for violating an Iowa Senate ethics rule that forbids Iowa state senators from being compensated by a presidential campaign. The dealings between Sorenson and the Bachmann campaign also have prompted a series of federal investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Election Commission, and the Office of Congressional Ethics.

To date, only Sorenson’s dealings with the Bachmann campaign have been made public. New information has been provided to TheIowaRepublican.com that details the courting of Sorenson by the Paul campaign, which began in October 2011, long before his public endorsement of Congressman Ron Paul on December 28, 2011. The documents also show that Sorenson was negotiating with Ron Paul’s national campaign chairman, Jesse Benton, who is now running Mitch McConnell’s 2014 re-election campaign in Kentucky, and John Tate, Paul’s 2012 campaign manager. Read more.

The Iowa Republican has obtained an alleged recording of a phone conversation confirming the payment a representative of the Paul campaign made to Sorenson.

TheIowaRepublican.com has obtained a recording of a phone conversation between State Senator Kent Sorenson and Dennis Fusaro. The call was recorded just days after Sorenson abruptly abandoned Michele Bachmann’s campaign and publicly endorsed Ron Paul. Along with confirming the payment a representative of the Paul campaign made to Sorenson, the recorded conversation also appears to indicate that Sorenson was considering withdrawing from the Paul campaign almost immediately after announcing his support for Paul. Read more.

Did Mitch McConnell's now-campaign manager Jesse Benton know about this?

Sorenson also confirms that Paul’s National Campaign Chairman, Jesse Benton, was aware of Kesari’s actions.  After asking Fusaro if he thought the key players inside the upper echelons of the Ron Paul campaign knew of Kesari’s actions, Fusaro stated that he was confident that Benton knew. Sorenson quickly responds by saying, “Oh, I know Jesse knows.  I know Jesse knows.” Read more.

Is Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, currently under investigation concerning the Kent Sorenson debacle? Stay tuned!

 

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