PAC Gives $300K to Riley, After Getting $50 Million State Contract
There doesn't seem to be any speculation that anything illegal took place, but there sure are a lot of unseemly details.
-- The PAC was formed, and largely bankrolled, by executives who benefited from a $50 million state contract.
-- The PAC was formed on Dec 16, 2005 and just three days later gave the $300K to Riley.
-- The PAC had taken $325K which means the $300K given to Riley accounts for over 92% of the PAC's monies.
I don't know if we'll hear any more about this over the coming weeks, but it seems like this could, at the very least, raise questions about Riley's fundraising practices. And with a former governor under indictment, some citizens might not see much of a difference in the current administration and its predecessor. Read the piece for yourself and see if I am missing something,but this is not likely to encourage trust and faith in our political system.
This story reminds me of a quote I've seen attributed to Michael Kinsley, "The real scandal is not what is illegal, but what is legal".