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DOVER — Records show that the Federal Election Commission dismissed a campaign finance complaint against former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell even though staff attorneys recommended finding that the Delaware Republican had violated election laws.
Documents released this week show that FEC attorneys recommended in a March report that the commission find reason to believe that the Tea Party Express and its treasurer, and Miss O'Donnell and her campaign, violated election laws. The FEC attorneys said the parties individually made, accepted or failed to report excessive in-kind contributions in the form of coordinated expenditures.
Miss O'Donnell’s campaign attorney said earlier this month that the FEC was forced to drop the complaint filed by the Delaware Republican Party because there was no evidence of any wrongdoing or violation. Miss O'Donnell has denied any wrongdoing.
GOP candidate Cain: cut taxes, create jobs
GREENVILLE — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain rolled out an economic plan in this pivotal primary state Wednesday firmly believing it would drop unemployment to no more than 5 percent, but he acknowledged that he was still crunching the numbers.
Mr. Cain’s first campaign stop in this early-voting state was greeted with applause by about six dozen people at the Next Innovation Center, which supports high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs.
The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza advocated a maximum tax of 25 percent on company profits and personal income and an end to the capital gains tax.
He said the U.S. must get its debt under control and that companies should not pay taxes on overseas profits that are invested back home.
A national sales tax should replace the federal income tax, he said, giving individuals and companies “certainty” about making purchases and investments. He wants a “restructuring” of Social Security so people can invest in their own retirement funds.
“This economic vision will produce a job for every home,” he said. “Get government out of the way, get government off our backs and get the government out of our pockets.”
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