Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rangel to host fundraiser for Kanjorski


WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Nanticoke) is set to be the beneficiary of a Sept. 24 fundraiser featuring Charlie Rangel, the embattled chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.
The event, scheduled to take place at The Monocle restaurant on Capitol Hill, will help fill Kanjorski’s campaign coffers as he prepares to face off against Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta.

Charlie has some issues and Kanjo doesn't have any problem raising money so why is he giving ammo to the other side?

Birds of a feather flock together. This is just more damning evidence in the case against Paul Kanjorski,” said Ken Spain, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee. “Maybe Charlie Rangel and Paul Kanjorski can vacation in Punta Cana together after they are thrown out of office for ethical misconduct.”

Ed Mitchell punches back:

“When Lou Barletta gives back the thousands of dollars he received the convicted and jailed drug dealer and his brother in Hazleton, and when he gives back the thousands of dollars he received from landfill operators who are also under indictment, and when he gives back the money he has received from indicted U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, we’ll give some thought to cancelling our fundraiser with Charlie Rangel."


Michelle D said...

Woah, the first time I read the headline I thought it said "Host a funeral for Kanjorski".

Time to go back to bed....

Anonymous said...

i wonder if Dan Meuser will be there

Anonymous said...

Ed Mitchell,

Be careful when you want to go with indictments. Enter the loan shark lobby groups. Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin, two former execs with Bear Sterns indicted. Both gave to the Bear Sterns PAC that donated to Kanjorski.

Peter Cherasia, Bear Sterns CIO gave $1,000.00 to Paul Kanjorski on 3/19/2008

Bear Sterns collapsed this year and former execs are indicted and you want to bring up what??? Something that happened 20 years ago.

Another big donor to Kanjorski was New Century financial corporation. On March 13, 2007, New Century Financial Corporation reported in a regulatory filing that it has received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California as well as a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission notifying the company of a preliminary investigation. On April 2, 2007, New Century Financial Corporation and its related entities filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware located in Wilmington, Delaware. New Century Financial Corporation listed liabilities of more than $100 million. On April 16, 2007, a petition by the U.S. Department of Justice was filed with the bankruptcy court, requesting to hand over the management of the company to a court-appointed appointed trustee. The USDOJ claimed in its petition that there were signs of ongoing self-dealing by company executives and directors. The creditors' committee opposed this request, and it was ultimately denied.

Ed, you're losing your edge. Time to retire.

NEPAConseravtive said...

Maybe together they can campaign for congressional term limits.

Dana said...

Just an aside, here in beautiful Carbon County, I've seen a fair amount of yard signs for Lou Barletta, but only two for Paul Kanjorski.

Anonymous said...

Dan's been doing fundraising for Lou, not Kanjo.

Bet on Barney showing up - those financial service committee guys need to stick together now.

Anonymous said...

Paul can't raise money in NEPA anymore.. No support. His support comes from special interest PACS.

He should be indicted for bilking the government out of 9 million dollars with his "Cornerstone Fraud"
$250,000 salarys, xmas bonus for the whole family , and no sales?

The ripped off the money , They should pay .. You or I would be in jail if we acted like that !

Anonymous said...

So Paul Kanjorski says he is in Washington to deal with the financial crisis. He is in Washington to raise desparate cash.