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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / CAMPAIGN 2012

Report: Wis.-Based Org's Cash to Cain Might Breach Campaign Laws

October 31, 2011

Two senior aides to Herman Cain ran a private organization based in Wisconsin that helped the Republican presidential candidate launch his candidacy by paying for "iPads, chartered flights and travel to Iowa and Las Vegas," a possible breach of federal tax and campaign laws, accordig to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Speaking Monday on Fox News, Cain said he could not address the Journal Sentinel report.

"I'm not aware of this report. ... We are gonna look at it to see if there is any validity," Cain said. 

 

The Journal Sentinel obtained internal records that show the Cain campaign owes Prosperity USA around $40,000 for a number of items. Prosperity USA, which now appears to be defunct, according to the report, was run by campaign chief of staff Mark Block and deputy chief of staff Linda Hansen. 

It is unclear whether the campaign repaid the funds, but Cain's federal election filings do not mention the debt, and the figures do not match payments from the cadidate's campaign, the Journal Sentinel reported. 

 

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