The ex-husband of a Cherokee County Commissioner has alleged she took violated the law in 2004. Hat Tip: Todd Rehm
Eddie Mahurin, the former husband and former campaign committee chairperson for Post 3 County Commissioner Karen Bosch, presented a notarized affidavit to Cherokee County District Attorney Garry Moss May 22, alleging Cherokee businessman Jimmy Bobo divided cash in front of him during Bosch’s 2004 campaign and put it in 10 separate envelopes on which he wrote different names.
According to Mahurin’s affidavit, Bobo indicated the $1,000 in cash was “a campaign contribution” for Bosch.
Nevermind that it took Mahurin 8 years to get around to mentioning this to the DA.
Bosch decided to fight back, not by taking on her ex-husband but by filing a complaint against the Tea Party Patriots.
The complaint is being brought upon The Tea Party Patriots Inc., (Deborah Ausbar) (Debbie Dooley) (Sally Olgar) (c/o Jenny Beth Martin).
“If they have a rogue organization, then they are going to have to deal with it, and they should,” Bosch told the Ledger-News.
The organization Bosch is referring to calls themselves the Canton Tea Party.
The Canton Tea Party is led by Carol Cosby who, in the wake of Mahurin’s allegations against Bosch, has called for a Grand Jury investigation. Cherokee DA Garry Moss says there might be such an investigation.
The people of Cherokee County will be pleased to know Karen Bosch is not seeking reelection.
The Bosch donations from Bobo point out the flaw in caps; there’a always easy ways to get around them.
Let me address one thing about campaign finance reporting requirements: Anonymous donations are not allowed under Georgia law. Even though a donation is received that is less that the $101 threshold for itemized reporting (now $100), candidates must still keep a record of who the donation came from. If that person gives you another donation which pushes their total above the threshold it must be listed with the itemized donations. The AJC reporter seemed confused about that.
According to state campaign laws, candidates do not have to record the names of contributors who give $100 or less, whether it’s cash or check.
We absolutely do “have to record the names of contributors who give $100 or less, whether it’s cash or check.”