March 27, 2010
Patrick McHenry’s House Conservatives Fund, a fund that supposedly goes to fund “good” Conservative campaigns, has been caught performing corrupt back-room deals. That’s right: and McHenry is involved.
The story is fairly simple: Patrick McHenry’s fund sends out questionnaires to Conservative candidates, checking how conservative they are. Recently, they awarded Senator Sam Caligiuri their endorsement over Republican challenger Justin Bernier. This means that Caligiuri was the “better” Republican. But get this- it was an unfair set-up. Caligiuri’s general consultant, Evan Kozlow, was the man checking the questionnaires. And Caligiuri’s opponent, Justin Bernier, was told to send his questionnaire into Caligiuri’s staffer, meaning if he did, it would have been torn up and “lost”. The entire thing was a set-up where Caligiuri could not lose.
Of course, the American Conservative Union is angry at McHenry and his PAC. McHenry’s staffer, Parker Poling, admits he did it, meaning the whole McHenry team knew this was going on. Of course, they say that Kozlow, Caligiuri’s staffer, was left out of the process. You know, everything except making sure his opponent’s questionnaire got where it needed to go.
The best part?
“We took every conceivable step to make sure that the process is fair, and Patrick makes all the decisions,” Poling said.
You read that right: Patrick McHenry made the decision to stack the game and make sure Caligiuri won. Is Caligiuri the better candidate? Who knows.
This is yet again an example of Patrick McHenry working not for his district or for the good of the American people, but an attempt to play career politician and to ensure his buddies up in Congress and the Senate keep their jobs, regardless of how they perform. McHenry is corrupt, his PAC is corrupt, and everything around him is corrupt. This is the kind of behavior that is destroying the Republican party.