Last week, after hearing one of his commercials, I asked a simple question on Dick Stratman’s Facebook page, “Would you be so kind to post links to the Bills / Votes where Brian Nieves voted to increase his salary? Thank you!”
I posted the question on his wall (twice — one of which disappeared), and I posted the question as a comment on someone else’s wall post — again it was deleted. Still no reply
So, today, after seeing Tom Schweich’s commercial again claiming that Allen Icet had been “caught red-handed making major mis-statements on his campaign finance reports”, my internal truth-o-meter started squawking. Time to ask some questions.
I went to Mr. Schweich’s Facebook page and similarly asked for links to proof of his commercial’s claim. As of this writing, at least, my post hasn’t been deleted as with the Stratman page.
I don’t know Allen Icet, although I did meet him once, so I’m not a campaign shill pretending to be out to get the truth. I’m just a curious Missouri voter.
So, I posted the same question on Allen Icet’s Facebook page.
I was surprised by the quick response from one of his volunteer supporters. She basically said… …hey, look it up on the MEC web site.
Well, not my job, but I’m trying to make a decision here. So, I looked it up and quickly found the Complaint that had been filed… …was deemed… …UNSUBSTANTIATED! Sadly, the letter on the MEC site doesn’t give full disclosure of who filed the complaint. I have my suspicions (and have heard rumors).
So Mr. Schweich, the ball is in your court. Do you have a super-secret MEC list where we can see that Allen Icet was “caught red-handed making major mis-statements on his campaign finance reports”? Or, are you a friggin’ typical lying politician?
Unless I hear otherwise, your commercial has made up my mind.
Shame on me for not doing more digging. The Schweich campaign did indeed file the MEC complaint. I still don’t see a “caught red-handed making major mis-statements on his campaign finance reports”. The $25,000 was reported as a donation and not a loan. Guess it must have been really really bad because MEC took him to court… …wait… …no… …they marked it as UNSUBSTANTIATED!