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July 31, 2007
New York Times Silent on Democratic Corruption
File under the New York Times view of Democrats: The paper has a see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil towards the Democratic Party.
Recall, the NYT engaged in a campaign attacking the election result that led to the defeat of Christine Jennings by her Republican opponent Vern Buchanan. In typical NYT fashion, Buchanan was disparaged and the contest's results were attacked by the Times-criticism that was unwarranted as later studies show (the election was clean, despite the NYT characterization of voting problems).
Now, we find that the martyr Democratic candidate went years without paying taxes on payroll.
Democratic congressional candidate Christine Jennings went more than a year without paying taxes on both of her campaign committees’ payrolls, No notice of this story in the New York Times.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports show. Jennings paid no payroll taxes on one committee, “Chris Jennings for Congress,” until May 23 of this year, more than three years after its first salary payment. On another committee, “Christine Jennings for Congress,” Jennings paid no payroll taxes until July 31, 2006, about 13 months after its first salary payment.
“Chris Jennings for Congress,” which Jennings used for her 2004 campaign in Florida’s 13th congressional district, lists a lump sum of $23,835.93 paid to the IRS on May 23. The payment came after years of inactivity.