Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Deceased Still Lining Democrat Political Coffers

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Deceased Still Lining Democrat Political Coffers
By Fredreka Schouten


Harold Schooler died in 2003, but his political activism lives on.
The former piano salesman and musician is among more than 160 dead people who have given more than $540,000 to political committees and candidates for the White House and Congress over the past eight years, an analysis of political donations shows.

LIST: Top donations from deceased donors

The estate of Schooler, who lived in Palm Springs, Calif., has donated $28,500 this year to the Democratic National Committee.

Federal rules allow such donations as long as contributions don't exceed legal limits and the intentions of the deceased were known, said Federal Election Commission spokesman Bob Biersack. Such gifts are fairly rare, he said.

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2007-11-27-DeadDonors_N.htm?csp=34

2 Comments:

Blogger CHOMP said...

It never occurred to me to leave my estate to a political party. I have better things to do with any estate I may have...starting with my most loved family.

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6:01 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Interesting - this doesn't pass the sniff test...

10:57 AM  

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