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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Hott To Trott Bills Himself Heavily

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:55:11 AM EST
    Tags: Cronyism, David Trott, Foreclosure King, Dick Devos, Mike Illitch, Money, Congress, Establishment Games, Campaign Finance, Big Billers, Debt (all tags)

    How does one make money off of a "self funded" campaign for congress?

    He pads the expenses with his own services.

    The ivory tower reports Foreclosure Don David Trott has heavily invested in his own campaign to become a US congressman.

    "An Oakland County lawyer has raised nearly $650,000 in a month on the campaign trail -- including more than $200,000 from himself -- far outdistancing the Republican congressman he hopes to unseat."
    The tactic to show strong funding early on is designed to convince other potential supporters of the seriousness, and personal input as a dedication to the campaign.

    However, Trott isn't really leaving himself as exposed as those whom he has made his living off of for so many years.  Risk is for losers, right?  Get a few Daddy war-BUCKS from Cronyist liberal Illitch family, some Devos dollars, and bill yourself heavily so that an amended filing pays you for your time.  The story continues:

    ".. Trott contributed more than $105,000 in in-kind services -- including research, consulting and legal fees -- as well as putting $102,600 of his own money into the campaign, according to FEC records.
    Holy cow! If that is what he bills himself, what will he possibly cost taxpayers!

    It seems that the "more than $105,000" number can be considered a debt of the campaign with a little modification of the paperwork.  Add that to his personal $102,600 cash infusion, and he could make a little ka-ching for his troubles as long as there are others filling the coffers.

    Gotta love financial shenanigans.

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    This one isn't necessarily shenanigans (none / 0) (#1)
    by Republican Michigander on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:47:19 AM EST
    Anything of value must be reported on campaign finance forms. If it's something that's normally charged, generally the fair market value is donated to the committee. (some volunteer and some travel exemptions).  

    That all aside, with my experience in Oakland County races, I doubt Trott's going to get much - if any of his $102K back, let alone his $105K in in-kinds back.

    I may be wrong, but campaigns are money pits.  

    Question of the day. (none / 0) (#4)
    by KG One on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 05:33:55 AM EST
    When a certain kakistocracy-backed candidate gets stomped on like a narc at a S.O.A. rally when voters become aware of his past exploits, can he legally pay himself back from his own campaign fund?

    • yes. by JGillman, 10/23/2013 06:10:27 AM EST (none / 0)
      • Uh, okay. by KG One, 10/23/2013 05:23:58 PM EST (none / 0)
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