AwfulPAC is Awful (UPDATED)

30 Oct

Remember the WNY Progressive Caucus? The Steve Pigeon/Kristy Mazurek production that was caught existing way before it intended

It’s $19,000 in the red, paid someone $100 on top of that, and is late filing its 11-day pre-General election disclosure

So, good government and whatnot. 


The Erie County Board of Elections voted unanimously today to refer a complaint lodged by attorney Mark Sacha against the WNY Progressive Caucus and Democratic Action to the County Attorney to seek a court order requiring the PACs to provide complete and accurate disclosure reports of all incoming and outgoing money. Furthermore, the BOE voted to launch an investigation into allegations that the PACs have been operating in violation of the law. 

Specifically, a PAC exists to raise money for candidates, and to donate money to those candidates’ campaigns. It does not exist to spend money on behalf of campaigns – that is what a committee does – authorized or not – and it is required to file a CF-3 sworn statement indicating the identity of the candidates the committee is backing. 

All this comes amidst evidence unearthed by Jerome Schad, an attorney for County Legislators Betty Jean Grant and Tim Hogues, showing that the WNY Progressive Caucus has actually spent $35,000 more on TV ads than it has disclosed to the Board of Elections. 

Campaign Finance Complaint & Evidence Against WNY Progressive Caucus

3 Responses to “AwfulPAC is Awful (UPDATED)”

  1. Ridgewaycynic2013 October 30, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    I hope this isn’t a general solicitation to help bail out those two ‘fine’ folks and their ‘noble’ efforts…

  2. UncleBluck October 30, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    A picture that is worth a thousand words….Pigeonsh&t……..

  3. Tell the Truth October 31, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    Isn’t Buying Time LLC the same entity that the Moreland Commission prepared a subpoena for and withdrew it before it was sent? This was reported in the Albany media. Artvoice – check it out.

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