Thursday, March 01, 2007

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Local News - Early Returns

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Local News - Early Returns Who's paying the freight in the South Side?

A few weeks ago, Early Returns noted that Mr. Koch's campaign finance report didn't meet legal requirements, because it didn't list individual contributors. He still hasn't filed an amended report. But it turns out his challenger, Mr. Kraus, hasn't yet filed any reports showing where his funding is coming from. Yesterday Mr. Kraus said he hasn't submitted the annual finance report required of active candidates by Jan. 31 because he closed out one campaign committee last year and opened up a new one early this year. Sounds like he gets off the hook on a technicality.
Not really. He didn't file a year end because he made a mistake and didn't close the other one down to ZERO. Closed doesn't happen unless the amount is zero.

Sure, Kraus is less wrong than Koch. But it might be nice if we had an honest, open and addition capable member in council.

3 comments:

Agent Ska said...

Haha, I find your willingness to make shameless plugs rather entertaining and refreshing. Although, they often don't come as a shock.

:-)

Mark Rauterkus said...

It is a shame that there is no SHOCK that both candidates in the D primary (for my area of city council) screwed up his own campaign finance reporting.

Anonymous said...

Signs of uneducated council people. If they can do something as simple as this, are they capable of helping run a city? Quick answer is No.

And Mark, keep on posting the stories. The truth is the truth.

Shameless plug, na. Sounds like a Kraus lover. The double talk king. Complements you and then stabs you in the back.