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Romney goes sans teleprompter
In a pointed aside in his jobs speech in Nevada on Tuesday, Mitt Romney told his audience he was speaking from notes, but that was it — and that meant no teleprompter.
“This is going to be a conversation today. I don’t have a text. You can actually see what I’ve got. I’ve got notes. I’ve got some notes of some things I want to tell you. I’m not going to be reading. I don’t have a teleprompter here,” he said, drawing a strong cheer from his audience in a truck dealership warehouse in North Las Vegas.
President Obama has gained a reputation for speaking from a teleprompter, and that has spawned joke websites and several Twitter accounts mocking purporting to be the president’s favorite speech aid.
Leaving the teleprompter aside fit with the tone Mr. Romney tried to strike in his speech of a businessman who is knowledgeable about the economy based on his real-world experience.
Treasurer accused of campaign fund theft
LOS ANGELES — A longtime Democratic campaign accountant whose clients included Sen. Dianne Feinstein siphoned off nearly $700,000 from a California candidate’s campaign to pay her credit cards, a mortgage and business bills, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Kinde Durkee, who heads Durkee & Associates in Burbank, Calif., and served as a bookkeeper on scores of political campaigns, was arrested Friday on suspicion of mail fraud by the FBI.
A federal complaint released Tuesday outlines an elaborate shell game in which Miss Durkee furtively shifted money out of state Assemblyman Jose Solorio’s 2010 campaign to pay for an array of debts, from a Disneyland restaurant to shopping at Costco to her mother’s care at an assisted-living facility.
Lauren Horwood, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento, Calif., said the investigation is expected to result in additional charges. Miss Durkee had authority over more than 400 bank accounts, including political campaigns.
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