Here’s an expanding story from Media Trackers and something that was talked about on The Jerry Bader Show at WTAQ 1360 Green Bay. From the main story that most in the media is not covering we now see the Wall campaign is losing T V support. Why would that be?
By: Brian Sikma
Just days after Media Trackers revealed serious concerns about possible federal campaign law violations on the part of an SEIU front-group and the Jamie Wall for Congress campaign, Roll Call is reporting that the SEIU and a Democrat affiliated SuperPAC are cancelling television advertising buys originally intended to help boost Wall’s campaign. The Media Trackers report highlights a potentially embarrassing situation that could cause outside groups to back away from a toxic campaign.
Paula Zellner, campaign manager for Wall for Congress, appears to have retained a position of influence with Wisconsin Jobs Now! (an SEIU front-group) months after she joined the Wall campaign in October of 2011. As a third-party group that was conducting activities designed to help Wall and reduce support for his Republican opponent, Wisconsin Jobs Now! was prohibited by federal law from coordinating its activities with the Wall campaign. Campaign finance reports, police reports and social media accounts all show that Zellner was working for both the third-party group and the campaign, a clear violation of federal election law.
None of the parties involved would comment on or deny the information Media Trackers uncovered. Talk radio in Green Bay did pick up the story and it is not clear if the Wall campaign has responded to press inquiries about the issue.
Read more at Media Trackers
The main story that was never picked up was the possible federal campaign law violations. Now we see democrat Jamie Wall who is running for the Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional district is getting free advertising pulled from his friends over at the SEIU and Dem SuperPacs. Possible federal campaign law violations, come on, no way! We have to wonder why the rest of the media is not reporting this story or the original? Could it be they are trying to protect a democrat? If this was Reid Ribble, it would be front page, breaking news for seven days straight. Believe it or not, this story has been out there for seven days.
Media is silent again. Move along, nothing here to see!