Monday, October 17, 2005

Illegal coordination?

Howard Dean recently spoke at the Indigenous Democratic Network List meeting. The group, as you can see below, is a 527, which can’t coordinate with campaigns, like the DNC.

Both Kennedy, who represents the Sixth District, and Kline, in the Second District, are closely aligned with President Bush, whose administration is marked by "incompetence and corruption," Dean said in an interview before he spoke at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake to the inaugural meeting of the Indigenous Democratic Network List, a new 527 political group trying to elect American Indian candidates.
(Source: Star Tribune, Oct. 16, 2005)

Is this illegal coordination, or is it legal because the meeting took place on soverign territory?


At 12:45 PM, Blogger North Star Politics said...

Or is it legal because Howard Dean, as long as he's not in an official capacity, can speak anywhere he damn well pleases?

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Mike S said...

Or is it legal because coordination does not involve public speaking engagements? Check your definitions or get some campaign experience.

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

I'm sure Dean in no way advised them...why don't you get some real life experience.

You Dems are corrupt I tell ya! Corrupt!

At 3:00 PM, Blogger DFL Governor said...

Settle down RM. And be careful of big words like "ya" and "you."

At 5:51 PM, Blogger nk2134 said...

Illegal coordination?:

Leaders back Republican 527
Support from Hastert, Santorum gives group a leg up
By Alexander Bolton

House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and Senate Republican Conference Chairman Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) have agreed to participate in events this summer for the Leadership Forum, a GOP-allied 527 group.

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Point taken.

Dean isn't a candidate though (something he fails to understand). He is the Chair of the DNC, responsible for raising money and formulating strategy for the Democratic National Committee.

At 9:14 PM, Blogger Velveeta S said...

Dunno. Maybe look at the College Republican National Committee, a 527, coordinating activities with the Republican Party of Minnesota.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger North Star Politics said...

Yes, RM, I'm sure you're right. Howard Dean doesn't understand that he's not a candidate while you understand it perfectly. Excellent work!

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

You know NSP, I'll take any compliment from you, even if it is a sarcastic one.


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