LLC = Larceny Loves Colorado
From Colorado Confidential:
“LLC” Another Way to Say Give..and Give..and Give
Nancy Watzman :: “LLC” Another Way to Say Give..and Give..and Give
Taylor said that since the news of CCEG’s complaint was reported, she has received calls about other campaigns also getting multiple contributions from LLCs operated by a single person.
Eric Bush, a real estate developer, told the Denver Post that he owns about 25 LLCs and that he was advised that it is legal to donate $1,000 from each of them. â€œI donâ€™t think thereâ€™s a problem. I think theyâ€™re raising a red herring,â€ he said. He also told the newspaper that the $2,000 listed as coming from him came from him and his wife.
Bush is no stranger to campaign contributing. Since 2003, heâ€™s given at least $21,500 to GOP candidates and party committees at the federal level.
Neither is Mark Campbell, the other businessman whose contributions were singled out by CCEG. Heâ€™s given $8,900 since to Republican federal candidates and party committees, including $3,000 to Beauprezâ€™s congressional campaigns.
CCEG opened its doors at the beginning of August. The group is a subsidiary of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which has brought legal challenges on ethics issues against federal lawmakers ranging from Sen. Rick Santorum (R-TX) to former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX).
(Disclosure: when not writing for Colorado Confidential and Muckraking Mom, I work for Public Campaign, a national bipartisan, nonprofit organization which advocates for public financing of elections.)