Nader asks PA Attorney General to return certain campaign contributions

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader has run for President of the United States alternately as an independent candidate and as a Green Party candidate.

from Ballot Access News
Nader Asks Pennsylvania Attorney General to Return Campaign Contribution from Firm Under Investigation

June 23rd, 2009

In 2004, the large law firm Reed Smith coordinated the challenge to Ralph Nader’s Pennsylvania petition. In 2008, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania Attorney General, indicted state employees who worked on the petition challenge on state government time, using government computers and registration records (Pennsylvania ballot access challenges must be made by private individuals, not arms of the government).

The Corbett investigation into “bonusgate” is continuing. It is somewhat plausible that the Attorney General has been mulling over including the law firm in his indictment. On June 22, Ralph Nader noticed that some Pennsylvania attorneys who are part of Reed Smith have made $15,900 in campaign contributions to Attorney General Corbett. Nader issued a press release calling on the Attorney General not to accept contributions from Reed Smith, and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette carried the story here.

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