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  • LaHood Pays for Volunteers, Possibly Violates Election & Employment Law
    (7/1/2015) BLOOMINGTON, IL – Sources within the LaHood for congress campaign tell Cities 92.9 that a complex “point system” is being administered within the LaHood campaign where volunteers are paid to volunteer, register people to vote and encourage them to early vote, as well as other various activities.It’s not clear whether activities violate US Code Section C of 42 US Code Sec 1973i, stating that it is illegal to purchase votes or voter registration in exchange for cash.  The practice of compensating volunteers also brings into question the avoidance of paying employment tax, minimum wage, and possibly compliance with Obamacare.A memo circulated by the LaHood campaign, dated July 1 2015, offered “triple points” until election day, and then “5x” points for election day...
  • Congressman Gohmert Endorses Mike Flynn
    (7/1/2015) BLOOMINGTON, IL – Congressman Louie Gohmert came out to CJ’s Restaurant in Bloomington last night to endorse and support Mike Flynn for Congress.  Gohmert is currently serving his sixth term in the House representing the First District of Texas.  Congressman Gohmert is a Veteran, Tea Party Advocate and family man.  The Congressman spoke to about 50 individuals last night including local tea party members, campaign staff and concerned voters.  Gohmert spoke about how elected officials need to accomplish their goals in D.C...
  • Alderman Lower's Bloomington Meeting Causes Controversy
    (7/1/2015) BLOOMINGTON, IL- Bloomington's Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Lower, the lone Republican on a board of Democrataldermen, is holding what he calls an "informal" meeting.Set for next Tuesday, July 7th, Lower’s meeting is causing controversy among other elected officials because he is holding the meeting for residents of the entire city, not just his ward.“Democrats on the board feel threatened by a Republican alderman, as they all serve the heavily Republican city of Bloomington due to low voter turnout and apathy,” said one local source...
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