GOP Extremist Jeff Casts the First Stone: Amateur Hour Indeed

Mar 29, 2011

Violates Campaign Finance Law Again But No Prosecution Expected

MADISON– Walker Clone Jeff Stone violated state campaign finance laws Tuesday, the most recent embarrassment of a candidate and his campaign that clearly isn’t ready for primetime.

The latest example of Stone incompetence came when he failed to meet the deadline for submission of campaign finance reports.

According to today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Stone’s report was filed a day late..”

The same story had the middling career politician calling philanthropist Chris Abele an amateur, even though his campaign has racked up gaffe-after-gaffe, including:

-The hiring of a bank-robbing, drug-dealing confidante of Michael McGee Jr., after admitting to not checking his background.

-His refusal and failure to file campaign finance reports about his recent fundraiser with Scott Walker.

-The illegal use of images of people who don’t support him in his campaign literature.

-The job offering to an ethically-shady Scott Walker campaign operative who is under investigation himself.

This is not to mention Stone’s failure to comply with state Open Records laws, the subject of a 2006 lawsuit, and his violation of city ordinances in running his business in his father-in-law’s basement. After a failed bid for Assembly, Stone was fined in 1998 for campaign finance violations by the state ethics board.

“His campaign is an embarrassment and he’s clearly not ready for primetime, but that hasn’t stopped Jeff from hypocritically casting the first stone,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Wednesday.