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Tom Perriello Adviser Helps Democratic Donors Skirt Donation Limit Laws

With the Obama Administration and the Democratic National Committee making accusations against Republican strategists Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, accusing them of skirting Federal Election laws – with absolutely no proof, one would think the Democrats would need to be above reproach on the issue.

Unfortunately, 5th Congressional Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello has failed to keep his own house in order.

One of Perriello’s advisers, P.J. McCann proudly tells the world “I Advised Tom Perriello’s congressional race in Virginia, one of the biggest upset victories of 2008.”

McCann currently works for New Partners Consulting and has taken over $75,000 in payments from Perriello so far.

The problem is, McCann “Led unprecedented fund-raising effort for Barack Obama’s Committee for Change, raising $20 million for campaign operations in the battleground states.” according to this Bio at New Partners.

Who is the Committee for Change and what did they do?

According to the Washington Post,during the 2008 Presidential election:

Interest among major party donors grew so fevered that the Democratic Party created a separate committee to capture millions of additional dollars from individuals who had already given Obama the most the law allows and who had also anted up $28,500 to the Democratic National Committee.

Nice. Congress passes laws to limit influence from the rich fat cats and the DNC and people like Perriello adviser PJ McCann plot schemes to get around what they know to be the intent of the law.

I say they know that to be the intent of the law because the DNC clearly demonstrates this with the accusations against Rove and Gillespie.

The Washington Post articel from October, 2008 continues:

The Committee for Change, created in mid-July, has become a vehicle for ultra-rich Democratic donors to distinguish themselves from the 3.1 million others who have put $600 million behind Obama’s presidential candidacy.

“We kept running into donors who had maxed out to Obama Victory who wanted to do additional money and had the capacity to do it and were eager to do it,” said Alan Kessler, a Philadelphia lawyer who recently held a fundraiser for the committee. “They asked if there were vehicles and other ways to do it, and we said yes.”

The committee, which has been routing millions of dollars directly to state party accounts and will help fuel Obama’s field operations, represents the flip side of the grass-roots fundraising effort that helped turn Obama into the most successful money-raiser in presidential campaign history.

The Democrats really seem to hate hypocrisy. Or at least pretend to hate it.

Hiring people like PJ McCann that facilitate this disgusting practice make Tom Perriello the leading hypocrite in Virginia.

And although what McCann has been doing is probably not illegal, it is most certainty a breach of the public trust. When our elected officials pass laws to protect the integrity of our elections and minimize the influence of the super rich, and then find questionable tactics to skirt those very laws, that constitutes a scandal of the highest degree.

Tom Perriello creates jobs alright. Just not the kind of jobs Virginian’s are looking for.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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