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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyAs Rep. Matt Gaetz gears up for potential charges to drop, the Florida Republican has gotten much quieter, with fewer cable appearances and campaign events—and that decision is manifesting itself in one distinct way: fundraising.Contributions to Gaetz’s campaign committee, Friends of Matt Gaetz, have cratered, with the congressman posting a $100,000 net loss on the quarter after donations fell off by well more than half.In the latest
A U.S. congressman who prosecutors say lied to FBI investigators about illegal contributions to his 2016 re-election campaign from foreign nationals was indicted on federal charges on Tuesday. Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican from Nebraska, was indicted by a U.S. District Court grand jury in Los Angeles on two counts of making false statements to federal investigators and one count of scheming to falsify and conceal material facts. Fortenberry, 60, said in a videotaped statement with his wife, posted to YouTube earlier on Tuesday, that he expected to be charged in the case.
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Polls have consistently shown him with the overwhelming support of Black Virginians, but his victory may hinge on whether this core part of his base shows up in strong numbers to vote. National activists worry that President Joe Biden's falling approval ratings, and a lack of action by the Democrat-controlled Congress on voting rights and issues important to African Americans, could spell trouble in a race with Republican former businessman Glenn Youngkin that already looked exceedingly tight. “Black voters, by and large, are feeling like they’re being taken for granted,” said Wes Bellamy, co-chair of Our Black Party, which advocates for political positions that benefit African Americans.
GOP politicians are relying on Donald Trump — who attempted to overthrow an election he lost — to energize voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Republican congressman from Nebraska accused of lying to FBI and concealing source of campaign contributions
Campaign funds from a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire living in Paris said to have been funneled to nine-term Republican House member Jeff Fortenberry.
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In the final weeks before Election Day, more than 300 Black churches across Virginia have agreed to play a video in which Vice President Kamala Harris urges churchgoers to vote for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, a move that violates the law, some experts claim.
Testimony concluded on Wednesday in the campaign finance trial of a former associate of Rudy Giuliani, a case that has provided a glimpse into the inner workings of political fundraising in the United States. Prosecutors say Lev Parnas used money from a foreign national to donate to U.S. candidates and sought to conceal his identity for other contributions in the 2018 election cycle. The Ukraine-born Parnas has pleaded not guilty.
If the election is war, then money is ammunition. Right now the major candidates who are running for governor are stocking up, but it’s where and who the cash is coming from that is just revealing as the amount.
A federal grand jury charged Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry with concealing information and lying to federal authorities during an investigation into illegal contributions to his campaign, the Justice Department announced on October 19.Fortenberry is accused of lying on multiple occasions during an investigation into contributions authorities say originated with Gilbert Chagoury, a Nigerian billionaire. Under US law, foreign nationals are prohibited from making campaign contributions. Federal officials allege that Chagoury used third parties to funnel $30,000 in contributions to Fortenberry’s campaign.Prior to the indictment’s announcement, Fortenberry released a video denying the charges. Filming in a pickup truck with his wife and dog, Fortenberry acknowledged that a foreign national funneled money to his campaign, but said that he did not have knowledge of the scheme and cooperated with investigators.“I didn’t know anything about this,” said Fortenberry, who added that he was “stunned” to be charged.Contrary to Fortenberry’s account, the indictment against him alleges that the Nebraska Republican made multiple false statements to investigators looking into the contributions.Fortenberry was charged with one count of scheming to falsify and conceal material facts and two counts of making false statements to federal investigators. Each charge carries a maximum term of five years in federal prison. Fortenberry is expected to appear at an arraignment in Los Angeles on October 20. Credit: Jeff Fortenberry via Storyful
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accused of lying to FBI over campaign finance
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The nine-term Republican from Nebraska said in a YouTube video Monday evening that he expected to be indicted and proclaimed his innocence.
Fortenberry released a YouTube video Tuesday in which he addressed the charges