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Dem Candidate Under Fire For Filing Fraudulent Fundraising E-mail, Just Sent Out Another Fraudulent Fundraising E-mail

Despite Legal Insurrection’s best efforts, Democrat congressional candidate Martha Robertson (NY-23) has repeatedly been unwilling, or more likely unable to produce evidence that GOP operatives hacked her website several months ago.  As that claim was used in a fundraising e-mail, the possibility that Robertson committed wire fraud through such a bogus claim is still lurking.

Now, it would appear Robertson has followed up that incident with … yet another fundraising effort based on a fraudulent claim.

The NRCC reports:

By now you know about how Martha Robertson may have committed federal wire fraud by sending out a bogus fundraising email on September 30, 2013.

Well, it looks like she has done it again. In a fundraising email sent at 11:19 a.m. today (email below signature line) Robertson’s campaign claims that Congressman Tom Reed is a “NO vote for any sort of jobs plan at all.”

Democrats have consistently made claims that the Republican House has failed to produce a jobs plan of any kind.  Politifact shreds that argument however, with a rating of “pants on fire.”   The bottom line is, “The House, under the current Republican leadership, has passed bills with the goal of encouraging employment.”

In deciphering the truth on the ‘Republicans have no jobs plan’ argument, Politifact analyzes several bills passed by the House.

The SKILLS Act, which had numerous provisions dealing with various forms of labor, employment, and education, passed the House last March.  There is also the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013 which passed the House last September.  These bills received yes votes from Congressman Tom Reed.

Reed announced his campaign this year with a press release in which he stated, “jobs matter most.”  Just prior to that, he called on Robertson to put her extreme liberal ideologies aside and support repowering the Cayuga Power Plant, which he claimed would create hundreds of manufacturing jobs in the region.  Reed also has received the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which “recognizes lawmakers that fight for sustained economic growth and help create jobs.”

NRCC spokesman Ian Prior issued a statement regarding Robertson’s latest dishonest fundraising e-mail:

This is the second time in six months that Martha Robertson’s campaign has sent out a fraudulent email to raise money. If Robertson can’t send emails without lying to her supporters, maybe she should just stop sending emails altogether.

Meanwhile, Robertson’s signature jobs plan seems to revolve around website designers, having recently complained that Republicans sabotaged the federal government’s Obamacare website by only allowing $677 million for its development and implementation.

Robertson throws blame in many directions on many different topics, but rarely lands on the truth.  Then again, that may be what constitutes resume enhancement in her party.

Cross-posted at Legal Insurrection

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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