View Full Version : How to Get Around Campaign Finance Laws

06-24-2011, 05:22 PM
After dropping nearly $9 million from his own pocket to win a seat in the U.S. Senate, Ron Johnson didn't have to feel the pain for very long.

Johnson's plastics company paid him $10 million in deferred compensation shortly before he was sworn in as Wisconsin's junior senator, according to his latest financial disclosure report.


Pretty sneaky I'd say! "...For the past 100 years, Wisconsin has barred corporations from giving directly to political candidates. Despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision lifting some restrictions on corporate donations, McCabe said the ban on companies giving directly to federal and state candidates remains in effect."

He should have waited a bit longer so as not to make it so obvious, but what do you want to bet this goes on all the time by people who are a little smarter about hiding their tracks?