REX BOHN: Not a Democrat
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Rex Bohn’s slate mailer, currently arriving in your mail box, tries to trick you into thinking it’s an official Democratic Party mailing. No, it doesn’t say Democratic Party anywhere on it, so the mailer can stay on ‘the windy side of the law’ as Shakespeare put it. But the slate being endorsed includes the President, Senator Feinstein and other Dem candidates, and the word Democratic is prominently featured and there’s even a quote from Hillary. If it looks like a duck and quacks like one you begin to think that maybe it’s a duck – or a trick in this case.
Speaking of the windy side of the law – or not – Rex paid an outfit called Democratic Voters Choice for this mailer. Who are they? Why they’re the slate mailing arm of political consultants Durkee & Associates. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the business of Kinde Durkee. If you don’t know her name, you’ve probably heard about what she did:
Kinde Durkee, once a go-to campaign treasurer for Democrats in California, pleaded guilty Friday to five counts of mail fraud after an FBI investigation found she stole more than $7 million in political funds from at least 50 clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
LA Times March 31, 2012
I’m pretty sure giving this woman money wasn’t the best call.