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LWW
10-19-2007, 07:32 AM
It just keeps getting deeper and deeper. (http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-donors19oct19,0,4231217.story?coll=la-home-center)


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NEW YORK -- Something remarkable happened at 44 Henry St., a grimy Chinatown tenement with peeling walls. It also happened nearby at a dimly lighted apartment building with trash bins clustered by the front door.

And again not too far away, at 88 E. Broadway beneath the Manhattan bridge, where vendors chatter in Mandarin and Fujianese as they hawk rubber sandals and bargain-basement clothes.

All three locations, along with scores of others scattered throughout some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been swept by an extraordinary impulse to shower money on one particular presidential candidate -- Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Dishwashers, waiters and others whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets for political fundraisers are pouring $1,000 and $2,000 contributions into Clinton's campaign treasury. In April, a single fundraiser in an area long known for its gritty urban poverty yielded a whopping $380,000. When Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) ran for president in 2004, he received $24,000 from Chinatown...

...Clinton has enlisted the aid of Chinese neighborhood associations, especially those representing recent immigrants from Fujian province. The organizations, at least one of which is a descendant of Chinatown criminal enterprises that engaged in gambling and human trafficking, exert enormous influence over immigrants. The associations help them with everything from protection against crime to obtaining green cards...

...Many of Clinton's Chinatown donors said they had contributed because leaders in neighborhood associations told them to. In some cases, donors said they felt pressure to give...

...As with other campaigns looking for dollars in unpromising places, the Clinton operation also has accepted what it later conceded were improper donations. At least one reported donor denies making a contribution. Another admitted to lacking the legal-resident status required for giving campaign money.
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..."We have hundreds of thousands of donors. We are proud to have support from across New York and the country from many different communities," campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson said. "In this instance, our own compliance process flagged a number of questionable donations and took the appropriate steps to be sure they were legally given. In cases where we couldn't confirm that, the money was returned."

The Times examined the cases of more than 150 donors who provided checks to Clinton after fundraising events geared to the Chinese community. One-third of those donors could not be found using property, telephone or business records. Most have not registered to vote, according to public records.

And several dozen were described in financial reports as holding jobs -- including dishwasher, server or chef -- that would normally make it difficult to donate amounts ranging from $500 to the legal maximum of $2,300 per election.

Of 74 residents of New York's Chinatown, Flushing, the Bronx or Brooklyn that The Times called or visited, only 24 could be reached for comment.

Many said they gave to Clinton because they were instructed to do so by local association leaders. Some said they wanted help on immigration concerns. And several spoke of the pride they felt by being associated with a powerful figure such as Clinton...

...The tenement at 44 Henry St. was listed in Clinton's campaign reports as the home of Shu Fang Li, who reportedly gave $1,000.

In a recent visit, a man, apparently drunk, was asleep near the entrance to the neighboring beauty parlor, the Nice Hair Salon.

A tenant living in the apartment listed as Li's address said through a translator that she had not heard of him, although she had lived there for the last 10 years...

...A man named Liang Zheng was listed as having contributed $1,000. The address given was a large apartment building on East 194th Street in the Bronx, but no one by that name could be located there...

...In the busy heart of East Broadway, beneath the Manhattan Bridge, is a building that is listed as the home of Sang Cheung Lee, also reported to have given $1,000. Trash was piled in the dimly lighted entrance hall. Neighbors said they knew of no one with Lee's name there; they knocked on one another's doors in a futile effort to find him.

Salespeople at a store on Canal Street were similarly baffled when asked about Shih Kan Chang, listed as working there and having given $1,000. The store sells purses, jewelry and novelty Buddha statues. Employees said they had not heard of Chang.

Another listed donor, Yi Min Liu, said he did not make the $1,000 contribution in April that was reported in his name. He said he attended a banquet for Clinton but did not give her money....<hr /></blockquote>

LWW

LWW
10-23-2007, 04:52 AM
WOW!

Those who say I never link and/or quote anything have nothing to say when I do exactly that and expose the corrupt Clintonista's at work again.

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WASHINGTON - A defiant Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has no intention of curtailing her fundraising in the Chinese community despite reports that she accepted cash from dozens of questionable donors in Chinatown earlier this year.

The Los Angeles Times has reported that Clinton had received about 150 donations of between $500 and $2,000 each from dishwashers, street vendors and other low-wage workers. Of the contributions examined, one-third of the donors could not be found and a $1,000 donor denied giving a contribution, according to the report.

"I represent New York and New York is a symbol of the success of immigrants coming to America," the senator told reporters Saturday after addressing supporters at the Oak Park Elementary School in Des Moines.




"I am pleased to have a lot of first-generation American support as well as people who have been longtime involved in the political process ... I'm going to keep reaching out to everybody in our country. I want to be a president to everybody."

Earlier this year, Clinton returned about $7,000 of about $380,000 raised during a fundraiser that targeted donors from China's east coast after campaign officials raised red flags about the donors. It's not clear whether other refunds will be issued.

The recent Chinatown story came to light a month after Clinton was forced to return more than $850,000 raised by accused scam artist Norman Hsu.

The campaign has refused to return several hundred thousand Hsu raised for Clinton's Senate re-election bid or for her pet political action committee Hill Pac.
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LWW

eg8r
10-23-2007, 08:01 AM
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WOW!

Those who say I never link and/or quote anything have nothing to say when I do <hr /></blockquote> Maybe you could take another look at the post I made to you trying to clarify what wolf already told you. You told me you get plenty of replies, yet here you are crying for someone to bully.

Once again, the regulars here do not mind reading and discussing with you, the problem they have is your attitude. Fix that and people will begin replying to your content.

eg8r

LWW
10-23-2007, 08:23 AM
If you were not coming to the defense of people who are far ruder than I ever imagined I would give your point some credence.

LWW

DickLeonard
10-23-2007, 09:35 AM
lww I guess you are beyond redemption. AZ he is coming back.####

LWW
10-23-2007, 09:38 AM
So, the high and mighty who are out to stop govt corruption have no interest in anything other than they typical hate filled attacks when undeniable evidence of actual corruption is shown to them.

Quite amazing.

BTW, I would be long gone since there seems to be a dearth of leftist thinkers here...had you all not responded like a bunch of arsehats.

LWW

eg8r
10-23-2007, 11:49 AM
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If you were not coming to the defense of people who are far ruder than I ever imagined I would give your point some credence. <hr /></blockquote> Your credence means nothing when discussing fact. You continue with your head in the sand.

Another point, I am not coming to the defense of anybody except slighty you. I am trying to help you out but you don't need any help. You like the sand and prefer to leave your head buried.

eg8r

eg8r
10-23-2007, 11:50 AM
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BTW, I would be long gone since there seems to be a dearth of leftist thinkers here...had you all not responded like a bunch of arsehats. <hr /></blockquote> And you hypocritically call everyone else rude. Again your head is firmly planted in the sand.

eg8r

LWW
10-23-2007, 12:12 PM
You don't give things credence because you are closed minded.

But, you already knew that.

LWW

eg8r
10-23-2007, 12:16 PM
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You don't give things credence because you are closed minded. <hr /></blockquote> Explain how you would call my posts to you as being close minded? This question is very specific so I am sure you will not try to change the subject, or will you just ignore it?

I am trying to help you change your pathetic attitude so you will have better response to your posts. That is as open-minded as it gets. You are being close-minded by ignoring the help. You have your head stuck in the sand and you don't care.

eg8r