:: 6.03.2004 ::
Bush '04 seeks help from PA churches
...and in the process threatens their tax-exempt status. Articles in the NYTimes (register to see the article) and YahooNews.
Quote from the NYTimes:
"In the past, the I.R.S. has sought to revoke and has succeeded in revoking the tax-exempt status of churches for political activity."
- Trevor Potter, a Washington lawyer and former chairman of the Federal Election Commission
Here's the story:
Luke Bernstein, former spokesman for Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and now the coalitions coordinator for the Bush campaign in Pennsylvania, sent an email Tuesday to members of the clergy and others in the state, seeking to enlist so-called "friendly congregations" in distributing campaign information and registering voters. The email mentioned the goal of reaching 1600 of these congregations in PA alone.
:: Deb 3:50 PM :: permalink ::
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